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Hungary is the second most corrupt member state of the European Union

Hungary fared worse than it did in 2020 in corruption published by Transparency International in her report.

The international organization calculates the Corruption Perceptions Index for countries each year using 13 different surveys. Countries are scored on a scale from 0 to 100, with 100 indicating the least corruption and 0 the highest.

Hungary received 43 points in 2021, a point worse than the previous year’s figure. In the European Union, only Bulgaria performed the worst, at 42 points. We are ranked 73rd out of 180 countries, followed by Bulgaria at 78th.

Transparency has been measuring the Corruption Perceptions Index since 1995, and Hungary has not scored that many. Switzerland (84), the Netherlands (82), Belgium (73), Slovenia (57), Poland (56) and Cyprus (53) also received the worst ratings in their history.

the Briefly In addition to Luxembourg, Poland and Cyprus, Hungary has also been highlighted as a European country where the corruption situation has significantly deteriorated since 2012. According to Transparency, the Hungarian government has used the pandemic to consolidate its power and restrict freedoms, especially freedom of expression and the media.

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By comparison, Austria, Estonia, Latvia, Italy and Greece have made progress over the past 10 years, although Austrians have performed worse over the past three years.

Denmark, Finland and New Zealand topped the world list with 88 points, and Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Germany took the top ten. Accordingly, the most corrupt country in the world is South Sudan (11 points).

The measurements that form the basis of the Corruption Perceptions Index determine public sector corruption in each country on the basis of the level of corruption in the public institutional system, the economy and society, based on a survey of experts and businessmen, Written earlier in Hungarian Transparency.

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