January 14, 2015 CNS Risk

Graft and punishment in CEE



In 2014, Romania’s National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) secured convictions of 1,138 people, including 24 mayors, five members of parliament, two ex-ministers and a former prime minister, Adrian Nastase. More than 90% of its indictments led to convictions. By contrast, Hungary has jailed just one politician for graft or corruption in the last 20 years.

Read The Economist’s take on anti-corruption in Romania


Comment (1)

  1. As admirable as the NDA’s project is there is the real worry, as flagged in The Economist’s story, that this is also a weapon of political intimidation. In Russia – and latterly in Hungary – the tax authority is often wielded thus.

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