Public sector corruption table 2019 sees Spain come in at number 30

The darker the colour the more corrupt the country Credit: Transparency International

FOR the second year running, Denmark has finished top of the Corruption Perceptions Index, which is published annually by Transparency International although looking over the last four years, it has dropped at least one point each year.

It joint first with New Zealand and the majority of good performers are based in Europe with UK coming in at number 12, but Spain at number 30 although that is well ahead of the really corrupt nations, many of which are in poverty stricken Africa and Asia.

With scores of less than 50 per cent are some economic ‘big hitters’ including China, India, Indonesia, Brazil and Russia.

The worst however are in areas of serious conflict and the bottom four are in descending order, Yemen, Syria, South Sudan and Somalia.

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