Bulgaria falls two places in Transparency International corruption survey.

By bne IntelliNews October 27, 2010
Bulgaria fell by two places in a year to 73rd position in a group with El Salvador, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago and Vanuatu in the latest survey on corruption of Transparency International, according to the 2010 report of the institution published on its website. Last year Bulgaria shared 71st position together with Greece, Romania and Macedonia. The score of Bulgaria worsened to 3.6 this year as compared to 3.8 in the previous survey in 2009 on a scale of 0 (worst) to 10 (best). Only Greece of all EU member states is ranked worse than Bulgaria occupying 78th position with a score of 3.5 and Romania is one place ahead. The survey includes total of 178 countries. The top rate of 9.3 is estimated for Denmark, New Zealand, and Singapore. The chairperson of the local partner Transparency International Bulgaria Ognayn Minchev commented that the score of the country shows the lack of reforms and the lack of political will of the ruling centre-right CEDB, as well as the dependence on energy resources from Russia, local newswire Mediapool reported.

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