In 2014, the roof fell over Brazil’s head as Operation Car Wash (Operação Lava Jato) began to unfold. What began as an investigation into money laundering soon uncovered what we today know to be one of the biggest corruption scandals in world history.
Corruption is deeply rooted in the Western Balkans. A 2016 survey by SELDI (a southeast European network of think tanks against corruption) shows wide distribution of low-level administrative corruption in all the countries. Albania, Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina ‘lead’ the group with 40%, 29% and 28% of the respondents reporting involvement in at least one incident of bribe, gift or favor exchange.