Slovakia slips 0.2 points in Corruption Perceptions Index.

By bne IntelliNews October 27, 2010
Slovakia has slipped 0.2 points in Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index (CPI). With a score of 4.3, the country ranked 59th out of 178 states. Among EU member states, Slovakia ranks better only compared to Greece, Italy, Bulgaria and Romania. Gabriel Sipos, director of Transparency International Slovenko was cited by news agency CTK as saying that the worsening score reflected the lack of anti-corruption measures taken by the former government. However, the coalition government of Iveta Radicova has done well so far by increasing transparency in the judiciary and public orders sectors although positions in the state administration are still sometimes awarded on the basis on political criteria rather than experience and expertise, Sipos commented. The 2010 CPI measures the degree to which public sector corruption is perceived to exist in 178 countries around the world. It scores countries on a scale from 10 (very clean) to 0 (highly corrupt).

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