Level of corruption in Belgium has doubled in six years

Level of corruption in Belgium has doubled in six years

One Belgian executive out of five has been confronted with fraudulent practice during the last two years, reports a survey conducted by the EY consultancy agency of which L’Echo published the conclusions Thursday. Out of the 55 analyzed countries, only Ukraine (36%) and Kenya (26%) did worse than Belgium.

With this 20% ratio, Belgium stands far above the 11% average. Corruption is thus twice as high in Belgium as in Western Europe (10%). So, within six years, the general level of corruption in Belgium has doubled.

The survey also reveals that 12% of Belgian executives think that resorting to corruption may be justified if it helps a company to get out of a difficult situation. Almost all of the interrogated executives (96%), however, believe that their company must be capable of proving its integrity in business.


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