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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Saturday, 04.07.2020, 14:03

Lithuania up to 35th place in corruption perception index

BC, Vilnius, 23.01.2020.Print version
Lithuania went up three notches to the 35th position among 180 countries in the Corruption Perceptions Index last year after the country scored 60 out of 100 points, Transparency International said on Thursday.

Lithuania saw its result improve for the first time since 2015. Since then and up to 2018, Lithuania scored 59 points each year.

Lithuania ranks 15th among EU member states, with Denmark leading with 87 points. Estonia received 74 points and ranked 18th (73 points and 18th place in the 2018 index). Latvia received 56 points and ranked 44th (58 points and 41st place in 2018), and Poland ranked 41st with 58 points (60 points and 36th place in 2018).

According to Transparency International, the index, which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and business people, uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean.

Transparency International Lithuanian Chapter points out to the incumbent Lithuanian government's goal of scoring 70 points in the 2020 index. Meanwhile under the 2015 National Anti-Corruption Program, the country was supposed to score at least 65 points in 2019.

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