IN THE 2004 report produced by anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI), Slovakia ranked 57th of 146 states of the world in terms of the perception of corruption in the country.
TI's regular annual report summarizes the opinions of local experts, businessmen, and public officials about corruption. The highest evaluation mark is 10 standing for a society that is perceived as virtually free of corruption.
Slovakia's mark in the 2004 survey was 4.0, SME daily wrote. This mark is a slight improvement from the 3.7 mark in 2003.
Finland leads the TI chart with 9.7 mark. Slovakia's neighbor Hungary ranked 42nd with the corruption perception index at 4.8, the Czech Republic was 51st with 4.2, and Poland ranked 67th with 3.5.
Compiled by Martina Jurinová from press reports
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21. Oct 2004 at 12:04