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TI: Romania – 69th place in a classification based on the perception of corruption



The Corruption Perception Index (CPI) released yesterday by Transparency International (TI) places Romania on the 69th place of 177 states under analyses, five places lower than last year, with 43 points, same as Kuwait and Italy, Mediafax reports. According to the source, more than two thirds of the 177 countries included in the 2013 index have a score under 50, on a scale from 0 (perceived as very corrupt) to 100 (very clean). The classification is topped by Denmark and New Zealand, with the same score of 91, followed by Finland and Sweden with 89 points, and by Norway and Singapore with 86 points. At the opposite end are Afghanistan, North Korea and Somalia (8 points each). Romania obtained a score of 43 points out of 100, hinting to a decreasing trend registered this year. “Romania’s score is the expression of the disappointment shared by businesspeople and experts over the lack of results of the anti-corruption commitments assumed by the political class during last year’s electoral campaign. Although some punctual improvements have been registered, the inexistence of systematic anti-corruption measures that would generate concrete and sustainable results over a medium and long term led to a significant loss of credibility for the political commitment, also expressed during the polls and surveys which form the Corruption Perception Index,” TI Romania explains. Against the background of the government’s unresponsiveness manifest these years,

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