Greece has one of the EU’s worst records for corruption

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Transparency International has released its latest report about anti-corruption efforts in Western Europe and the EU.

Corruption in Western Europe and the European Union is getting worse, according to experts’ perceptions, and this is the first time it’s got worse in over a decade.

According to euronews, Transparency International’s latest Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) looked at 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption on a scale of zero (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean).

The report highlighted that Greece (49) scored very low on the 2023 list due to its weak judicial independence. It is found almost at the bottom of the list ranked 24th among the 27 EU member states.

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According to the report, experts and business people find that the world’s least corrupt country is Denmark, followed closely by Finland and New Zealand in second and third place respectively.

The best-performing countries were Denmark (90), Finland (87) and Norway (84), while the lowest-ranked ones were Hungary (42), Romania (46) and Bulgaria (45).

“The fall of the regional CPI score in Western Europe and the EU demonstrates that European governments need to take the fight against corruption and upholding the rule of law more seriously,” said Flora Cresswell, Transparency International’s Western Europe regional coordinator. 

Source: euronews.com

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