Government by the people for the people may not always be working in many nations. Corruption is visible and some politicians are turning their heads on poverty and many issues of the state. It’s hard to point fingers on who is corrupt and who is not. You would rather have an honest carpenter at the office tending to his saw bench in his free time.
Most Corrupt Country in Europe
Greece ranks last in Europe in the Transparency International corruption index. Germany ranks ninth, the flagship countries are in Northern Europe.
According to Transparency International, corruption is not as widespread in Europe as in Greece. With only 36 out of a possible 100 points, the highly indebted country is the bottom of Europe in 2012 according to the corruption index published on Wednesday. Germany comes in ninth with 79 points in Europe and 13th worldwide. It is ahead of the USA with 73 and France with 71 points.
According to the index, the world’s most incorruptible are public sector employees in Denmark, Finland and New Zealand. All three countries topped the list with 90 points. The worst performers are Afghanistan, North Korea and Somalia, which only make eight points.
Problem encourages the financial crisis
Transparency International urged European countries to tackle administrative corruption in order to solve the financial crisis. Italy ranks third last in Europe with 42 points. The equally troubled countries Spain and Portugal make it into the middle field, followed by the group of Eastern European countries.
The index determines how corrupt public administration is in a country. It is based on studies and assessments by renowned independent institutes. However, according to Transparency International, the number of cases of bribery in public offices does not allow a clear assessment. They only demonstrated how effective the public prosecutor’s office, the courts or the media of a particular country are in detecting corruption.