aA
Lithuania ranks 39th among 175 countries in this year's Corruption Perception Index published by Transparency International. Last year, Lithuania was 43rd among 177 rated countries.
Lithuania edges up in corruption perception index
© Vida Press

Lithuania scored 58 points on a scale of 100 this year, as compared to 57 in 2013.

According to the index, the lowest Corruption Perception Index is reported in Denmark (92 points) and New Zealand (91 points), whereas the highest was found in North Korea and Somalia (8 points each), the Lithuanian bureau of Transparency International said.

The other Baltic states ranked higher on the index this year, as compared with earlier surveys, i.e., Estonia scored 69 points and placed 26th (68 points and 28th place last year), while Latvia got 55 points and ranked 43rd (53 points and 49th place last year).

In this year's index, Poland got 61 points and placed 35th (60 points and 38th last year), Belarus 31 points and 119th place (29 points and 123rd last year) and Russia 29 points and 136th place (28 points and 127th last year).

Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index is one of the world's most relied upon corruption perception indexes, specifying how various countries are successful in curbing corruption.

In the index, the existing situation is rated by a specific number "on a scale from 100 (very clean) to 0 (highly corrupt)". The scale of corruption is established by perceived levels of corruption, as determined by expert assessments and opinion surveys.

BNS
Naujienų agentūros BNS informaciją skelbti, cituoti ar kitaip atgaminti visuomenės informavimo priemonėse bei interneto tinklalapiuose be raštiško UAB "BNS" sutikimo neleidžiama.
|Populiariausi straipsniai ir video

New buzz word in education around the world

GRIT is something that needs to be understood by both parents and students and should be conveyed by...

5 businessmen and companies get patron names from Vilnius municipality


The Council of Vilnius for the first time officially gave patron names to five businessmen and...

Separated by distance, united in celebrations: story of Lithuania and India (1)

This week, two big celebrations will take place: India is celebrating Holi (also known as Festival of...

First solo exhibition by Julijonas Urbonas opened at Collective Edinburgh

Planet of people, the most recent project by Julijonas Urbonas , was launched, at Collective’s City...

Lithuanian author long-listed for prestigious UK literary award

Noir Press announced that Lithuanian author Grigory Kanovich has just been long-listed for the...

Top news

President signs into law tougher penalties for breaking quarantine rules

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has signed into law a legislative package introducing tougher...

811 coronavirus cases in Lithuania

On Sunday morning, there were 811 COVID-19 cases in Lithuania. 10 deaths related to the novel...

Lithuania's Devold says could make 100,000 medical coveralls by late summer

Norwegian-owned Lithuanian textile manufacturer Devold says it could producer around 100,000...

10th coronavirus death reported

Another patient infected with COVID-19 died in Lithuania on Saturday, bringing the country's death...

Lithuania no longer allows cars from Russia, Belarus to enter

A ban for passenger cars to enter Lithuania from Belarus and Russia have come into force on...

|Maža didelių žinių kaina