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The number of corruption cases drops

©Belga
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Police handed out 49 fines for ‘public corruption’ (to civil servants) last year, De Tijd reported on Saturday. That’s a 50% drop in 5 years.

One of the reasons police gave to explain this fall is a reduction in the number of civil servants.

Since 2011, corruption is no longer a priority on the national security plan. The number of investigators working on these cases has also been reduced by 25%.

The Public function Minister Steven Vandeput (New Flemish Alliance) said a federal internal audit department did checks on the 1st of July. These should allow better control within federal institutions.

Jason Bennett (Source: Belga)