Jan 12, 2009

Top "Corruption Destinations"

You know where they are.

The Sofia Weekly: Corruption in Bulgaria is among the top security concerns of the US private sector in 2008, according to a report by the Overseas Security Advisory Council of the US State Department published Wednesday. Bulgaria is ranked as a top "corruption destination" for American businesses abroad together with Romania, Russia, and the Ukraine.

Other key security issues for US investors abroad according to the Report are the attacks of the Somali pirates, and drug wars in Mexico.

I do wonder how exactly these concerns were ranked.


braz said...

Why "the Ukraine"?

Ern said...

Ah, sorry. That items was taken directly from The Sofia Weekly. I should have edited to just "Ukraine".

Sometimes English speakers still say "the Ukraine", which insinuates that Ukraine is a region and not a country. It is proper to say Ukraine.

Pirates(and)Diplomats said...

Yeah, it's a hold-over from the Soviet days. Some people say or write it, without knowing they are in error. (I'm talking to you Wolf Blitzer.)

Unlike Prime Minister Putin, we believe that Ukraine is actually a state...warts and all.

Jemimah said...

It won't truly have success, I consider this way.