The European Commission for Home Affairs released a study that found the European Union loses at least $162 Billion (€120 Billion) to corruption each year. More than 75 percent of citizens in EU member states believe that corruption is widespread in their country. More than half also stated that they felt corruption was increasing in… Continue reading Corruption in Europe
According to information submitted by readers to Havocscope, average price to buy cocaine in Poland is $80. In the capital of Warsaw, the price of a gram of cocaine is generally more expensive and is sold on the black market for $90 to $100. Often, cocaine is offered at a cheaper rate. However, the submitted… Continue reading Cost to Buy Cocaine and Marijuana in Poland
2.4 million people in Poland paid for pirated content online in 2012. According to the head of the Association of television executives, many of the people paying for pirated content did not know that it was unlicensed. Websites offering television and entertainment options to Polish customers create professionally looking sites that customers are lead to… Continue reading Internet Piracy in Poland
An estimated 20 percent of teenage prostitutes in Poland provide sexual services to receive designer clothes and other luxury items as payments. The average age girls enters prostitution in Poland is 15.
Cigarette smuggling in Poland led to 750 million cigarettes being seized by Customs in 2009, an increase from the 100 million black market cigarettes seized in 2008.
Below are losses to selected countries in Europe from counterfeit pesticides. Country Losses Czech Republic 4.19 Million Germany 39.4 Million Greece 13.3 Million Hungary 6.6 Million Poland 22.9 Million Spain 103 Million Source: “Counterfeit Pesticides Across Europe-2008,” European Crop Protection Association, August 2008.
7.7 percent of the population in Poland smoked marijuana at least once in their lifetime, and 0.8 percent of the population last used cocaine in 2005.