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Round table: Waging Battle on The Anticorruption Frontline
The Anticorruption Frontline, the second volume of the EU FP7 ANTICORRP project policy report was launched during a round table on 23 October 2014 at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany. The report argues that more regulation is not the answer to fighting corruption and despite the increased effort to fight the social phenomenon worldwide, there remains little progress on the ground. Even in countries which have shown improvement, the use of public office for private gain remains an issue. Public opinion surveys tracking concerns about corruption are frequently misunderstood – by those being surveyed as well as those proposing anticorruption policy solutions.

Mr. Alexander Stoyanov, Director of Research at the Center for the Study of Democracy and co-author of the report discussed the developments and events that have shaped the Bulgarian anticorruption ladscape during the past two decades. Despite an improved Bulgarian anticorruption rating according to most accepted measures, the findings on Bulgarian governance show that the avoidance of market competition in areas such as public procurement remains the rule rather than the exception.

For detailed summary of discussion, please visit ANTICORRP’s official webpage.

Selected chapters from the report are available on the ANTICORRP project website, together with more academic publications and deliverables of the project.
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