Survey: 15 percent of Czechs encounter bribery in public sector in one year

Fifteen percent of Czechs have encountered bribery in the public sector in the last year, suggests a new survey released by the watchdog group Transparency International. In the same report, 21 percent of Slovaks said they had come across bribery in the public sector in the previous 12 months, while the figure for the U.K. was five percent. The poll indicates that bribery is worst in the health sector in the Czech Republic, with over half of respondents saying they had given a bribe in order to receive better or speedier medical treatment.

Author: Ian Willoughby