Denmark still the world’s least corrupt country

Top of the global report for the fourth year in a row

Denmark is the least corrupt country in the world. For the fourth year in a row, the country has topped a global index prepared by the nonpartisan organisation Transparency that measures the abuse of power, collusion and corruption in the public sector.

Denmark topped the 2015 list with a score of 91 out of 100 in front of Finland, Sweden, New Zealand and Norway – a point down on 2014.

Exporting problems
Everything was not rosy, as the Transparency report mentioned the 13 Danish employees arrested for corruption in a major bribery case involving the IT company Atea.

Danish export companies were also singled out for engaging in corruption and bribery in connection with public procurement and customs procedures.

Among the countries moving up the list were Greece, Senegal and the UK, while Australia, Brazil, Spain and Turkey were forced to settled for a lower position than last year.