Spain dropped one position on the 2022 Corruption Index

Madrid – Transparency International is an international anti-corruption non-governmental organization. Corruption Perception Index Publishes. Experts from 180 countries and territories rate the level of corruption in the public sector using a scale of 0 to 100, with 0 being highly corrupt and 100 being the least corrupt. Spain scored 60 points out of 100 last year, so it ranks 35th out of 180 countries, one point lower but in the same position.

35th out of 180 countries is quite something, but it’s still a position backwards In 2019, Spain was still in 30th place, compared to the three places Spain had fallen back in 2021. With this number of points, Spain is still below the average of 64 points, and ranks 14th in the EU in the list of least corrupt countries, with the Netherlands 4th and Belgium 9th.

Spain, in 35th place with 60 points, is better than countries such as Italy (40) or Poland (43), but worse than Portugal (31), South Korea (30), the United States (24) and the UK (20). ) Netherlands scores 80 out of 100 and ranks 8th behind Switzerland (82) but ahead of Luxembourg (72). Belgium scored 73 out of 100 points, so 18th ahead of Uruguay and ahead of Japan.

Denmark (rank 1, 90 points), Finland (rank 2, 87 points) and New Zealand (rank 3, 87 points) topped the list. Three countries ranked in the top ten for civil liberties, according to the report Democracy Code.

At the bottom of the list of 180 countries are Somalia (12 points), Syria (13 points) and South Sudan (13 points), which again scored low on the index. Syria is the last country in terms of civil rights where Somalia and South Sudan do not qualify.

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Transparency International (TI) is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) against corruption. With more than 100 national chapters around the world, along with an international secretariat, TI is a leading organization in the fight against corruption. The movement wants a corruption-free world. TI was founded in 1993 and one of the founders is Peter Eigen. The organization provides a voice for victims and witnesses of corruption. TI works with governments, businesses and citizens to prevent abuse of power, bribery and collusion.

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