Hungary slips four spots in corruption ranking
Hungary slipped four spots to 54th on Transparency International’s 2011 Corruption Perceptions Index ranking, head of TI Hungary Adam Foldes said at a press conference on Thursday.
Hungary’s score on the index - 0 to 10, with 10 being the least corrupt - was 4.6, down from 4.7 in 2010. Two-thirds of the 183 ranked countries scored under 5, TI Hungary said.
"Last year, independent institutions playing a key role in fighting corruption have been jeopardised in Hungary which further deteriorated the country’s perception," Mr Foldes said.
Hungary’s score on the index was over Slovakia’s (4.0), the Czech Republic’s (4.4) and Romania’s (3.6), but under Poland’s (5.5).
SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.