Hungary improves ranking on Transparency International corruption list
Tuesday, October 18, 2005, 14:31
Hungary's businessmen and politicians were a bit less corrupt this year, said Berlin-based Transparency International (TI) on Tuesday. TI, an NGO that monitors corruption in 159 countries worldwide, ranked Hungary 40 from last year's 42. Hungary scored 5.0 this year compared to 4.8 last year, ahead of the Czech Republic and Slovakia, both on 4.3, but behind Estonia and Slovenia, from among new European Union members in the region. Iceland was found to be the least corrupt country this year with a score of 9.7 just ahead of Finland, whereas Bangladesh and Chad occupy the other end of the list.