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Denmark is world’s least corrupt country
Denmarks Radio: Published on 03. dec. 2013 English
A new study undertaken by the anti-corruption organisation Transparency International has revealed that there is hardly any corruption in Denmark.
According to Transparency International, New Zealand and Denmark top the list of the least corrupt countries in the world.
Finland and Sweden share third place, Norway is fifth, while Iceland shares twelfth place. All the Nordic countries are thus among the world’s least corrupt.
Somalia, Afghanistan and North Korea are all at the bottom.
Room for improvement in Denmark
However, even though Denmark is the world’s least corrupt country, there is still room for improvement, believes Knut Gotfredsen, chairman of Transparency International in Denmark.
“We would like to see more transparency in Denmark. This could be about access to information with regard to the Public Administration Act, improved conditions for whistleblowers or better rules for private financial contributions to political parties,” he said.
Corruption is getting worse
Greece is the most corrupt country in Europe, surprisingly lower than countries such as Saudi Arabia, Rwanda and Cuba.
“This is regrettable, as it confirms our impressions from other studies, in which many people estimate that corruption in their own countries as increasing. This may also be connected to the economic crisis,” he added.
Corruption Perceptions Index 2013
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