Greece seen as most corrupt European nation, survey says
Transparency International ranks Greece, along with other European countries racked by the financial crisis, poorly in its 2012 Corruption Perceptions Index.
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The survey, which was first conducted in 1995, draws on a variety of sources that capture perceptions of corruption, including World Bank and World Economic Forum assessments, the African Development Bank's governance ratings, and Transparency International's own Bribe Payers Survey.Skip to next paragraph
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Afghanistan, North Korea, and Somalia were ranked the worst overall on this year's list, all tied with a rating of just eight. Denmark, Finland, and New Zealand were thought of as least corrupt with scores of 90.
The Greek numbers, which put it in 94th place on the ranking — 14 places below last year — stand out in particular, Ms. Koch said.