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Scandal has spurred action in France, where politicians will soon have to declare their assets. Do these changes go far enough?
Ex-prime minister Silvio Berlusconi recently said bribes are not a crime. He's wrong: bribery is a crime not only in Italy, but for Italian firms operating abroad, too.
We know corruption is a problem around the world. But how bad is it and what can be done? The Corruption Perceptions Index measures the perceived levels of public sector corruption in countries worldwide.
This week both the president and the prime minister of Italy called on the Senate to pass anti-corruption legislation that has been stalled for the past two months. Political scandals continue to hit the headlines in Italy, and Transparency International Italia added its voice to those asking for reform in an open letter to Prime Minister Mario Monti on 27 September 2012.
Our report, “Exporting Corruption?", tracks countries’ efforts to investigate and punish corrupt companies that use foreign bribes to get ahead.
Whether for parliamentarians or public officials, codes of conduct help to build an atmosphere of ethics. But what exactly are these codes, and how do they work?