{"title": "Makfax: Between 20% and 25% of public procurement in Bulgaria paid in bribery","content": "
Between 20% and 25% of the public procurement funds in Bulgaria is paid in bribery, US Ambassador to Bulgaria John Beyrle announced in Bulgaria cited by Macedonian agency Makfax. He noted that the above fact repels foreign investors and makes Bulgarian citizens pay ‘corruption’ tax. Mr. Beyrle noted that corruption is especially high in the public procurement sector in healthcare, where some BGN 900 million is considered lost in the grey sector.