Greece rose one place in the 2020 Corruption Perceptions Index

Transparency International CORRUPTION PERCEPTIONS INDEX Greece

Greece rose by one place in the global Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) in 2020.

According to Transparency International, Greece is in 59th place among 180 countries with a score of 50 points, one place higher compared to 2019.

Transparency International CORRUPTION PERCEPTIONS INDEX Greece

The index captures the level corruption in 180 countries, using a scale from 0 to 100.

0 corresponds to countries where there is a high level of corruption, and 100 to countries with a low level of corruption.

At the top of the index is Denmark, New Zealand, Finland, Singapore and Sweden, while the lowest countries are South Sudan, Somalia, Syria, and Venezuela.

"With a score of 50, Greece is a significant improver on the CPI, jumping 14 points since 2012 and achieving a new high on the CPI," the National Transparency Authority said.

"Partly as a result of the bold reforms undertaken by the country after 2012 to counter-balance severe austerity measures," the authority added.

The independent authority points out that this unprecedented situation poses significant challenges for areas directly related to pandemic management, such as service and goods procurement, health and welfare services, and economic recovery programs.

Greece compared to its Balkan and East Mediterranean neighbours is by far the highest ranking country according to the National Transparency Authority.

Neighbouring rankings:

Bulgaria #69.

Turkey #86.

Albania #104.

North Macedonia #111.

Egypt #117.