The latest Eurobarometer survey shows how Hungarians feel about corruption. There is almost universal agreement that corruption is rife in Hungary. The country also compares badly with the rest of the EU.
EU survey on corruption
Commissioned by the European Commission and carried out by Eurobarometer, the poll examines corruption in the 27 countries of the European Union. More than 26,000 people completed the survey. On average, 68 percent of EU residents think corruption is widespread in their country, reports népszava.hu.
However, in Hungary, 91 percent of the population think so. Only the people living in Greece (98 percent), Cyprus (94 percent) and Croatia (94 percent) have worse opinions of public conditions in their country.
In the last three years, the ratio has also worsened. 61 percent of Hungarians think that corruption in the country has increased in the last three years, while only 7 percent think it has decreased. 41 percent of Hungarians think it has increased, while 9 percent think it has decreased.
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Corruption is most present in politics
In Hungary and other EU countries, just over half of the population think that bribery and abuse of power are most prevalent in politics. Thus, they are mostly present among political parties and politicians, which are followed by civil servants who issue building permits.
Unlike the EU average, a high proportion of Hungarians say that corruption is present in the health sector. The EU average is 29 percent, while 46 percent of Hungarians think so. In the past year, less than one in 20 Europeans have had to pay for medical care or give a gift or donation over and above the official fee. The EU average is also observed in Hungary, writes telex.hu.
Across Europe, the number of people who think some form of corruption is unacceptable is falling. 69 percent of people thought so in 2019, down from 63 percent this year. In Hungary, only 39 percent of people consider corruption unacceptable.
74 percent of the population think that the only way to succeed in business is to have political connections. Only 4 in 10 Europeans think anti-corruption measures are impartial and without ulterior motives.
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Source: telex.hu, népszava.hu
At last people’s eyes are being opened. Don’t just accept the propaganda this government spouts. Of course there will be the die hards who will defend Orban to the hilt. And of course they’ll say we had a chance to change this in the election, but we know that’s not true when (for many reasons) it would appear impossible to oust this man. Media is slowly being strangled, policies and laws are implemented with no one to question or oppose them in parliament. We seem to have been on a state of emergency for the past three years. The new president is nothing more than a puppet. As another commentator said, a perfect job for her, for it’s as useless as she is! This winter will find much unrest, high energy prices but no change on VAT. Little Peti, Mr Szijjarto is called, laughed at for taking a bag to Moscow to beg for more gas! Anyone can comment on articles, but for those of us who live here, we see it.
To the opposition, get your act together, get rid of Gyursány and his wife and fight for transparency, equality and our country.
Open your eyes Kiddo.
Look at other countries in Europe and in Asia and in Australia prices are sky high. food shortages. water restrictions,etc.etc.
We live here and we see progress. Media strangeld? Look what the EU is doing. read the papers of other countries.
Corraption? Oh. yes. They are our own kind, the tradies and service men who are only willing to work for cash in hand, hence won’t pay tax.
Three rots from the roots and not from the crown.
Maybe we should change our attitude and be more optimistic and look for the good and not ALWAYS the bad. Just ask if you could run the country better. Criticizing is easy and cheap
Concur – Szomoru pentek.
Democracy – has NO place – what has been the Blantant FACT – building and occurring – under this Fidesz Party led Government of Hugary, under its “present” Prime Minister & Leader – Victor Orban.
History – NEVER Lies and the EVIDENCE – terms in office as Prime Minister of Hungary – 1998-2002 and from 2010 to present – the word, the PRINCIPAL componentry of DEMOCRACY – continues to be “pulled down” dismantled and “stripped away” – that is a DIMISSIVE position growing, that the Fidesz Orban leadership and as Prime Minister of Hungary – continue – with an AGGRESSIVE approach – embarked taken.
Splitting – Dividing – Fragmentation – that is DRIVEN by PROPAGANDA – its machinery & agenda that is DICTATORIAL.
People of Hungary – April 2022 – WE had a VOICE of CHANGE but NO – we re-elected this Dictatorial Political Party – led by Victor Orban, back into office.
RIGHT or WRONG call ???
HAS the BRAND Name of Hungary IMPROVED post April 2022 – in the European Union, United Kingdom, U.S.A. – and Globally ???
No – its DETERIORATED worsened – by the Dictatorial acts that continue to be witnessed arising out of this Fidesz led – Government led, by its Leader – Victor Orban.
In the CORE componentry of DEMOCRACY – there is NO place for a “styled” DICTATORIAL regime.
There is NO “Veiling” of DEMOCRACY.
Its ACCEPTED – to the RIGHTFUL meaning of the Word and IMPLIMENTED.
DEMOCRACY – no place for a DICTATORIAL “style” manipulation regime rhetoric nor agenda.
Hungary – not HELPED – by the “SMAMBLES” that exist within its Ineffective OPPOSION Partys – darker & greater difficulties of CHALLENGE, under this DICTATORIAL led Government of Hungary – under Prime Minister – Victor Orban – are COMING.