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These Are The 20 Most Corrupt Countries In Europe In 2017

Countries like Afghanistan, Syria, North Korea, Somalia, and Yemen dominate the most corrupt end of the scale – but CEOWORLD magazine has produced a list of low-scoring European countries, which are usually assumed to have higher standards.

The annual Corruption Percept Index analyses 180 countries, and they are given a score out of 100, with low-scoring nations the most corrupt.

The most corrupt European countries were found to be Russia and Ukraine, with a score of 29 and 30, respectively.

They were closely followed by Moldova and Macedonia, followed by Bosnia & Herzegovina and Albania in joint fifth.

The least corrupt countries in Europe were found to be Denmark (Global rank: 2 and Score: 88). Finland was next on the list along with Norway and Switzerland – score of 85.

These Are The 20 Most Corrupt Countries In Europe:

1. Russia
Global rank: 135
Score: 29

2. Ukraine
Global rank: 130
Score: 30

3. Moldova
Global rank: 122
Score: 31

4. Macedonia
Global rank: 107
Score: 35

5. Bosnia and Herzegovina
Global rank: 91
Score: 38 (tie)

6. Albania
Global rank: 91
Score: 38 (tie)

7. Kosovo
Global rank: 85
Score: 39

8. Turkey
Global rank: 81
Score: 40

9. Serbia
Global rank: 77
Score: 41

10. Bulgaria
Global rank: 71
Score: 43

11. Belarus
Global rank: 68
core: 44

12. Hungary
Global rank: 66
Score: 45

13. Montenegro
Global rank: 64
Score: 46

14. Romania
Global rank: 59 (tie)
Score: 48

15. Greece
Global rank: 59 (tie)
Score: 48

16. Croatia
Global rank: 57
Score: 49

17. Slovakia
Global rank: 54 (tie)
Score: 50

18. Italy
Global rank: 54 (tie)
Score: 50

19. Spain
Global rank: 42 (tie)
Score: 57

20. Czech Republic
Global rank: 42 (tie)
Score: 57

These are the 10 most and least corrupt countries in the world in 2017 corruption perceptions index:

The least corrupt countries

  1. New Zealand
  2. Denmark
  3. Finland/Norway/Switzerland
  4. Singapore/Sweden
  5. United Kingdom/Canada/Luxembourg/ Netherlands
  6. Germany
  7. Australia/Hong Kong/ Iceland
  8. US, Austria, Belgium
  9. Ireland
  10. Japan

The most corrupt countries

  1. Somalia
  2. South Sudan
  3. Syria
  4. Afghanistan
  5. Yemen/Sudan
  6. North Korea/Equatorial Guinea/Guinea Bissau/ Libya
  7. Iraq/Venezuela
  8. Angola/Turkmenistan
  9. Eritrea/Chad
  10. DRC/Congo/Cambodia/Tajikistan
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Mindy Wright

Mindy Wright

Deputy Commissioning Editor
Mindy Wright is CEOWORLD magazine's Deputy Commissioning Editor, and leads global newsroom coverage and management. She oversees and coordinates coverage of the news and ideas in partnership with writers across the continent. She has reported from more than 15 countries across Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas. She has advised CEOs, investors, boards, and high-profile industry leaders on a wide range of issues impacting the global business landscape. She can be reached on email mindy-wright@ceoworld.biz. You can follow her on Twitter at @ceoworld.