Switzerland lags behind France in the corruption index

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corruption indexSwitzerland drops to 20th place, making it more corrupt than France

Switzerland falls eight places in the index, while the top remains firmly in Scandinavian hands. The last places are occupied by poor and war-torn countries.

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Switzerland fell eight places in the corruption index.

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The country dropped out of the top ten last year.  At the time, experts cited powerful financial institutions and a lack of transparency as the main reasons.

The country dropped out of the top ten last year. At the time, experts cited powerful financial institutions and a lack of transparency as the main reasons.

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This year, the increase was probably mainly due to Corona relief money, which opened up new avenues of corruption.

This year, the increase was probably mainly due to Corona relief money, which opened up new avenues of corruption.

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It’s about it

  • The annual index assesses corruption in 196 countries using a wide range of criteria.

  • Last year, Switzerland fell from eighth to twelfth place – since then, corruption in the country is said to be on the rise.

  • The publisher of the Global Risk Profile sees the main reason for the increase in Corona relief money.

Switzerland is increasingly corrupt – at least according to «Global Corruption Index 2022′, published annually by the Global Risk Profile for compliance. In this year’s edition, Switzerland took 20th place overall and was placed directly behind France. Already in It dropped a few places last year – the country dropped out of the top ten with twelfth place. At the time, experts cited a lack of transparency in financial institutions as the main reason.

According to the Corruption Index, there are several reasons for this year’s crash. Corruption was perceived somewhat more strongly than in the previous year, when Switzerland lost three places in the corruption sub-index to ninth. The corona pandemic is also said to have played a significant role in corruption and white-collar crime.

In its announcement, the company writes that emergency programs and aid funds have been distributed in many countries. Loans and credits that are often Expedited procedures and no extensive background checks were released, they would open up new opportunities for corruption.

Overall, however, European countries are doing very well. Norway ranks first with the lowest level of corruption, closely followed by Finland. The third place on the podium is also occupied by the Northern European country Sweden. It is said that economic crime and corruption are most prevalent in Syria. Other poor and war-torn states such as North Korea, Yemen, Eritrea and South Sudan also ranked last.

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