Corruption is an unauthorized acceptance, personally or through intermediaries, of property or benefits by persons performing public functions, as well as by persons equated to them, using their oficcial powers and related opportunities to obtain property ir benefits, as well as bribering those individuals by unlawfully providing them with property or benefits by physical persons and legal entities (article 2, paragraph 1 of the «Law on Combating Corruption»).

Criminal violation, related to corruption (corruption offenses) are those specified in the «Law on Combating Corruption», as well as other laws, imvolving corruption or creating conditions for corruption, that entail disciplinary, administrative or criminal liability established by law.