•   Laura-Maria Popescu

  •   Silviu Dutulescu

  •   Ileana Nisulescu-Ashrafzadeh


The article presents the consequences and dimension of corruption phenomenon on level of EU countries in the year 2013. Based on the data collected from the reports of the World Bank, the reports of United Nations and Transparency International, it has been performed an econometric adjustment using as dependent variable the index of perception of the corruption on level of EU countries, plus 5 independent variables as follows: trust in public institutions, trust in justice, trust in government, freedom of expression and HDI (human development index). Pursuant to multiple regression and several calculations, it has been elaborated a classification of the countries of European Union relying on an estimate of corruption phenomenon based on such variables.
The classification obtained has been divided in 3 subdivisions  (green area, orange area and red area) depending on the scores recorded in each country, being performed subsequently analyses, comparisons, correlations related to the position of each country in the classification as well as the identification and analysis of the factors influencing the dimension of corruption phenomenon in such countries. The information obtained pursuant to analyses has been synthesized and represented in the form of a chart and a map presenting briefly the entire scientific demarche.

Keywords: Corruption, European Union, Anticorruption Fight, Classification of Countries, Maps.


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Popescu, L.-M., Dutulescu, S., & Nisulescu-Ashrafzadeh, I. (2019). Corruption Phenomenon In European Union. European Journal of Business and Management Research, 4(3). https://doi.org/10.24018/ejbmr.2019.4.3.57

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