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Guro Sletemark

Head of Transparency Norway.

When corruption comes to life

BEIRUT: In its extreme consequence, corruption contributes to the loss of human life. We saw it in Bangladesh when the Rana Plaza factory building collapsed in 2013.

What about the victims of large-scale corruption?

REPLACEMENT: A principle of return of funds to victims of corruption should be included in the agreement concluded between the authorities and companies that are convicted.

Is anti-corruption on the political agenda before the municipal elections?

TRANSPARENCY: It is approaching municipal elections, and our municipal elected officials are the ones who make decisions that may be of greatest importance to us in everyday life.

Trouble in the top too

The corruption index shows that robust democratic institutions limit the level of corruption in the public sector.

Two Panama Vaccines for Business

With leaked documents, the world has demonstrated a bright side of the activities of politicians and wealthy individuals, dealing with the secrecy of tax havens and money stemming from corruption, tax evasion and other financial crime.