You Think Your City Is Bureaucratic?

In the Czech Republic, where graft is endemic, even getting an electrical connection may require a payoff.
May 15, 2003, 1pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"This is Central Europe, where even the simplest transaction can hit the snags of bureaucracy and petty graft. The habits of corruption are endemic here - to the extent that Transparency International calls the Czech Republic one of the most corrupt countries in Europe... Still, the pervasiveness of the problem really only hit home when I tried to apply for a building permit..."

Thanks to Laura Kranz

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Published on Thursday, May 15, 2003 in The Christian Science Monitor
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