Multinational companies and financial institutions tolerating bribery are guilty of spreading corruption cases in poor states, shows a Transparency International (TI) quoted by Reuters on Wednesday.

The report considers that in the case of Romania the country's new EU membership status can only favor the fight against corruption.

The report on corruption perception shows that while poor states are encouraged to eradicate the phenomenon, rich states are often times responsible for spreading it in these countries.

Afghanistan, Iraq, Myanmar, Somalia and Sudan are perceived as being very corrupt and their citizens consider that public institutions cannot fight against corruption. The report reveals that this phenomenon makes states vulnerable to pressures.

On the other spectrum, the least corrupt states are Denmark, Finland and New Zealand.