Portugal has been rated 28th place out of 168 countries in the Transparency International Corruption index a gain of 3 places compared to 2014. This places Portugal highest of the southern European countries with Spain, Greece and Italy being places at 36th, 58th and 61st place respectively.

The latest reports states that “people working together can succeed in fighting corruption. Although corruption is still rife globally, more countries improved their scores in 2015 than declined.

Coming top for the second year in a row in Denmark and the bottom two, jointly at 167th place are North Korea and Somalia. Some countries have improved in recent years – Greece, Senegal and the UK are among those that have seen a significant increase in scores since 2012.

Others, including Australia, Brazil, Libya, Spain and Turkey, have deteriorated.

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