Study: Czechs relatively tolerant of bribery

Czechs and Slovaks are the European Union nations that are most likely to accept the payment of small bribes to public officials, suggests a study conducted by the EU’s Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). Sixty-one percent of Slovaks and 59 percent of Czechs regard it as acceptable to proffer gifts or favours in order to speed up certain processes, the report indicates.

Some 59 percent of Czech respondents in the study said they felt that politicians and parties did not care about their views. The EU average was 60 percent.

Author: Ian Willoughby