Albania continues to perform poorly against corruption

Albania continues to perform poorly against corruption

Tirana, December 3, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

Albania ranks on the 110th position in the Corruption Perceptions Index 2014. Albania and Kosovo rank alongside Ecuador, Ethiopia and Malawi, marking the weakest performance in Southeast Europe.

Transparency International Albania has presented the corruption perception index for 2014.

In 2014, Albania was given 33 points as opposed to 31 in 2013.

The highest points in the region have been scored by Georgia, FYROM and Turkey.

The calculation of the index on Albania has been carried out through seven data sources from independent institutions such as: Bertelsmann Foundation, Economist Intelligence Unit, Global Insight, Freedom House, International Country Risk Guide, World Economic Forum and World Justice Project.

Denmark is at the top of the ranking for 2014 with 92 points, while North Korea and Somalia are ranked last with 8 points.

Transparency International calls on countries which are on the top of the list, where corruption in the public sector is limited, to do more about preventing money laundering and stop companies from concealing corruption. TIA says that the results of these countries improve thanks to open governing through which citizens can monitor their leaders, while a poor result is an indicator of the domination of bribery, lack of punishment for corruption cases and public institutions that do not respond to the needs of the citizens. /ibna/