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Corruption in Belgium

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Corruption in Belgium

In general, Belgium has a well-developed legal and institutional framework for fighting against corruption.


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Public trust in the civil service and judiciary is high, and perception of corruption is low in the country.[1] There are areas that could be improved. For instance, whistleblower protection needs further improvement. It has been recommended that the process of anti-corruption policy implementation should also actively engage private sectors.[2]

The use of public money for politicians ambition is common in the Wallonia region. The latest example is the Mons train station (still being built as of 2015 and planned to cost more than 200 million euros). The construction was pushed by the mayor and then Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo. Other examples include the 75 million euros spent for the rebuilding of the Binche's medieval walls with European funds. Some of the money was found to be paid to companies chosen by the city government after receiving bribes.

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A world map of the 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International
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