Ukraine is the corruption champion of Europe
While the EU is obviously grasping at any straw to scare Hungary out of the EU community, it is apparently completely indifferent to corruption in other countries which it wants to welcome into the block. Ukraine comes to mind.
Published: April 7, 2022, 10:52 am
Ukraine’s current application for membership to the EU and NATO is apparently worth risking a world war, shedding blood for the country which is generally considered to be the most corrupt in Europe.
With a CPI score of 32 on the database transparency.org, the Zelenski regime comes in at number 122 – tied with Swaziland and right between Algeria, Gabon, Mexico and Zambia.
Hungary – now facing harsh EU sanctions – is 49 places ahead of Ukraine. Incidentally, Bulgaria with the worst ranking within the EU, will be spared the wrath of Brussels. At the top of the world’s least corrupt countries are the Nordic countries Denmark and Finland and New Zealand, closely followed by Norway, Singapore, Sweden and Switzerland.
The EU Commission has argued that alleged misappropriation of EU funds in Hungary was a major concern. It declared: “With Hungary, we have made ourselves very clear, the problem is corruption,” said Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
In 2012 Ernst & Young put Ukraine among the three most-corrupt nations of the world and in 2015 The Guardian called Ukraine “the most corrupt nation in Europe”.
According to a poll conducted by Ernst & Young in 2017, experts considered Ukraine to be the ninth-most corrupt nation in the world. A 2008 Management Systems International (MSI) sociological survey, noted that the highest corruption levels were found in the police, health care, the courts and higher education.
United States diplomats have described Ukraine as a kleptocracy, according to WikiLeaks cables.
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