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Controlling corruption: How many people does it take?

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The flurry of corruption related stories and even ‘counter’ stories about corruption in Hungary, the question arises as to how many people are enough to begin to tackle corruption. The answer for Hungary is 26 people. From Hungary Around the Clock,

The Bureau for Public Procurement and Protection of Public Interests, the so-called anti-corruption office, is to open on March 1, 2010.

It will consist of 26 people and will be allowed to fine organisations that gain illegitimate advantage.

With the weekend arrests and allegations of corruption at BKV and at Budapest Airport (who would have thought?) it remains to be seen whether 26 people is enough. Maybe this amount is only for state owned companies.