News or nuse? Oct 22, 2009 23:02:06 GMT 1
Post by Bonobo on Oct 22, 2009 23:02:06 GMT 1
Who told you I don`t drive carefully? I am a very careful driver. I haven`t had an accident for 23 years.
But I decided to start the discussion on the topic for another reason. A few years ago, not to mention 1990s, I didn`t hesitate to try persuading the police patrol to let me off with a smaller fine. The officers usually weren`t reluctant to accept small bribes for closing an eye.
Today I wouldn`t dare to do it, it might end up with a disaster.
The police`s morale have improved greatly, I believe.
And that is a good side of it.
The article below tells about corruption in Poland. But I don`t think it is so bad - polled people are just biased and they take their beliefs for reality.
I haven`t given a bribe for a few years. There was either no need (services were decent) or I feared legal consequences (the police).
Poland among most corrupt EU countries
News at Poland.com
Poland is among top nations in Europe. Unfortunately the measured value is not the GDP, but level of corruption. Poland is ranked in top three just behind Romania and Bulgaria.
According to Transparency International two out of five managers offered a bribe to public official. No wonder that Poland was ranked 28th out of 30. The situation in Bulgaria and Romania is only worse -reports money.pl.
Those reports are confirmed by a poll made by CBOS. Poles think that politics and health service are the most corrupted areas of their lives. Only 4 per cent of Poles are strongly against corruption. It is not surprising as, in public view, 98 per cent of officials matters can be dealt with "an envelope"(common way to give money in Poland).