Greece tops EU corruption league table

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The Independent Online

A new global survey exposes Greece as the EU's most corrupt country. The Corruption Perceptions Index – which rates public sector corruption on a scale of one to 100 – is an annual report conducted by the anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International.

Greece ranks as the 94th most corrupt of the 176 states surveyed. Italy also fared poorly, ranking 72nd, behind EU newcomer Romania at 66th. The UK was rated the 17th least-corrupt country.