Thursday, December 31, 2009

Polish anti-corruption agents ineffective against corruption

From: The News
RZECZPOSPOLITA reveals an Interior Ministry report claiming that over 95 per cent of corruption related crimes are discovered by the police.

In terms of effectiveness, this leaves far behind the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau (CBA), an institution which by definition has been established to deal exclusively with this type of practices.

Last year the police has launched close to 6 thousand investigations in cases involving corruption, while the CBA had only 280 to its credit. Nevertheless, it must be noted that while police statistics include even the smallest instances of bribery such as attempting to pay a cop for dropping speeding charges, the CBA focuses on big caliber cases quite often concerning exorbitant sums and publicly prominent figures.