Corruption Perceptions Index 2018

Rank

11 / 180

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A country's rank indicates its position relative to the other countries in the index. Learn more.

Score

80 / 100

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A country or territory’s score indicates the perceived level of public sector corruption on a scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). Learn more.

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Building on the EU directive for whistleblower protection

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Best practices for whistleblowing in sport

EU countries’ chance to lead on whistleblower protection

Right to information: a tool for people power

Globally, approximately 120 countries have right to information laws. In some countries, these laws are top notch, but in others, the laws either don’t exist or need significant improvements. On International Right to Know Day, citizens are speaking out around the world to demand greater accountability from government. But are most people even aware of their right to request information in the first place?

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Overview of oversight mechanisms of parliamentary budgets in Europe

Three ways to stop money laundering through real estate

Around the world, buying property is a favourite method for the corrupt to launder their ill-gotten gains. However, there are concrete measures that make it significantly more difficult for the corrupt to stash their dirty money in real estate.

25 corruption scandals that shook the world

Twenty-five years ago, when Transparency International was founded, corruption was seen as the necessary price of doing business and something so deeply ingrained that exposing and fighting it was regarded as futile and even harmful. We live in a different world now.

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Ineligibilities for elected office arising from criminal law decisions

Trade unions and civil society call on G20 to protect whistleblowers

Why corruption matters in the EU elections

What voters should know as they head to the polls.

German authorities asked to investigate elected officials over Azerbaijani Laundromat bribery scandal

Historic day for whistleblowers as EU agrees pathbreaking legislation

Western Europe and EU: stagnating anti-corruption efforts and weakening democratic institutions

With an average regional score of 66 out of 100, Western Europe and the EU are doing far better than other parts of the globe. However, for a region that prides itself on some of the most robust integrity systems in the world, the patchwork of partially overlapping national and EU-level integrity systems presents its own problems and still has a long way to go to tackle corruption effectively.

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