EU is the least corrupt area

Ben Southwood
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WESTERN Europe and the European Union is seen as the least corrupt region in the world, a study out yesterday revealed.

Just 23 per cent of countries in the region score less than 50 (out of 100) in the Corruption Perceptions Index, compared to 66 per cent of those in the Americas, 68 per cent of those in Asia Pacific, 78 per cent in the Middle East and North Africa, 90 per cent in Sub-Saharan Africa, and 95 per cent in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Overall Denmark topped the chart, and the UK came in 17th.