The difficulties faced by the chief prosecutor in the National Anti-Graft Prosecution Office (DNA), Daniel Morar, represent the symptom of a culture in which corruption is not the same thing as dishonor, The Economist notes, in an analysis of the political struggle the future of the DNA stirred in Romania, called "Mr. Too Clean?".

Transparency International describes Romania as the most corrupt state in the European Union. The bribe is everywhere and is a must in the health care system or in education, The Economist reads.

Fighting corruption in a country that tolerates it is a lonely job, and Daniel Morar may not have his for much longer. Intensely disliked by most of Romania’s politicians and vilified in the media, he reaches the end of his term as head of the Romania’s anti-corruption agency on August 12th. A government announcement on his future—and likely replacement—is expected imminently", the newspaper comments.

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