Number of Bribes Paid in the European Union

Transparency International reported that around 20 million bribes are paid out to officials throughout the European Union.

8.1 million bribes were paid out in the medical services industry.

The European Commission estimates that the effects of corruption within the EU is around $159 Billion (€120 Billion), or 1 percent of the EU’s GDP.

(Bribes paid around the world.)

Source:  Andy Carlin, “EU corruption amounts to €120 billion in bribes a year,” New Europe, January 16, 2013.