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Half of Estonian private sector managers have seen corruption, study finds

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A study on corruption practices in Estonian private sector has found that 57% of higher and middle range managers have witnessed at least one corruption method in their experience.

The results of the study conducted by the Estonian Justice Ministry in collaboration with the Tartu University and the Aarhus University in Denmark by surveying 500 managers in Estonia show that they have most frequently encountered kickbacks and conflict of interests, within their business sector, ERR reports.

Bribery, fraud and extortion were witnessed less frequently, the results published on January 25 show.

Among the respondents, few found it acceptable and even fewer admit participating in corruption, but many fear losing their business if the company plays by the book while competitors continue to use illicit methods.

Another finding was that only 27 percent of Estonian managers find law enforcement (police or prosecutors) effective, compared to 72 percent of 500 surveyed Danish managers.

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