Bribery and corruption rates in Bulgaria are two to three times higher than in the rest of the European Union says a report by the Sofia-based Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD).
According to data in the CSD report, the level of administrative corruption increased in 2011-2012. The centre says corruption is an endemic problem in Bulgaria and reports that the average monthly number of corrupt transactions rose to 150,000 in 2011. The survey also found that 25 percent of all citizens had to resort to some kind of irregular payment when dealing with the state administration.
The report concludes that radical administrative reform is the only way to effectively decrease corruption in Bulgaria.