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"We are European champions… " announces the headline in Adevărul, which proudly asserts Romania's dominance "in corruption!" For those who are tempted not to believe the hype, the Bucharest daily cites the latest annual Global Corruption Report, which awards the country the highest rating in the EU, though it does have to share the podium with two other Balkan contenders: Greece and Bulgaria. But Romania still has an edge. As Adevărul notes, "both of these near competitors have improved their public images in recent years, whereas Romania has not progressed at all." The Global Corruption reports published by NGO Transparency International reflect the opinions of the business community and international analysts. This year's report ranks Romania in 70th position, in a field of 180 countries.