UK fällt auf niedrigsten Platz im globalen Korruptions Index
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Graphic zeigt ausgewählte Daten aus dem Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index 2023.
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UK fällt auf bisher niedrigste Position im globalen Korruptions Index corruption index

By Phil Bainbridge

January 30, 2024 - Die Besorgnis wächst wegen Vetternwirtschaft und politischer Patronanz im öffentlichen Dienst. UK ist im Korruptionsindex auf seinen bisher niedrigsten Platz gefallen, währed Dänemark die Führungsposition halten konnte.

Ten years ago the UK sat at 8th and was widely regarded as one of the least corrupt countries in the world, but has fallen to 20th after a series of scandals during the Boris Johnson years, including the awarding of PPE contracts during the pandemic, and the resignations of both the Independent Advisor on Ministerial Interests and the government’s anti-corruption chief, a post that has remained vacant for over 18 months.

A global trend of weakening justice systems in both authoritarian and democratic countries is reducing accountability for public officials, which is allowing corruption to thrive. Over two thirds of the 180 countries surveyed are perceived to have serious corruption problems, with the majority remaining stagnant or declining in the last year - the UK was among 23 countries that fell to their lowest score this year.

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PUBLISHED: 31/01/2024; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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