Slovakia has slightly improved its position on Transparency International's ranking, Corruption Perceptions Index, though this positive change is more the outcome of stagnation in other countries.
Slovakia came in 49th in the latest ranking, which examines the perception of corruption in 180 countries. In 2021, Slovakia ended in 56th place.
Transparency International Slovakia points out that the country's score improved by one point, from 52 to 53 points out of 100. The more points a country obtains, the less corruption.
The organisation's index is based on the findings of 13 various indices, including the World Bank and several think tanks, which consider the corruption perception among experts and investors.
The nonprofit has also noted that the government's ambition of improving Slovakia's position by 20 places has not been fulfilled, but admits at that the country's score is the best since 2012, when it scored 46 points. In addition, the current government improved Slovakia's position in the ranking by 11 places in two years.