A new Ernst & Young survey on corruption and bribery indicates that while 61% of Romanians say that large scale corruption exists in private and public affairs, only 19% are willing to admit that bribery and fraud exist in their field of activity.
Only 1% of Romanians have actually admitted to corrupted practice being used specifically in their company in order to attain financial benefits on short or long term. In other words, Romanians have an awareness of corruption in general, but fail to recognize it in daily situations related to their professional life.
Ranging from a bouquet of roses to chocolate boxes handed to the secretary of a CEO before entering a meeting to the downright financial bribery, there are infinite ways to bribe and not call it bribery.
After all, if the majority sees widespread corruption, but fails to point it, there is a problem somewhere.