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Denmark is again named the world's least corrupt country

25.01.2017  16:53

For the fourth consecutive year Denmark is among the top countries in the world with the least corruption in the public sector, according to the annual global index by Transparency International. This year Denmark shares the first place with New Zealand.

"The Danes can be proud that we again this year are in the first place. It is a great strength of the Danish society, which we can use internationally in connection with our development cooperation, where we have zero tolerance policy towards corruption, says Ulla Tørnæs, the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation. Ulla Tørnæs further elaborates:

"Denmark is a pioneer country, which is a major reason for why Denmark is hosting the world's largest anti-corruption conference next year. Here we will direct focus to fighting corruption in developing countries together with IACC and Transparency International. Bribery, embezzlement and misuse of public funds are major obstacles to democracy and economic development in many of the world's poor countries."

Every year the international anti-corruption organization, Transparency International, publishes its study of corruption in the world ranking countries in the "Corruption Perceptions Index" (CPI).

CPI ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt a country's public sector is perceived. The index is based on analyses and studies carried out by recognized and independent institutions. Last year Denmark solely ranked number one. This year we share the first place with New Zealand.

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Poul Kjar, Press Advisor, Phone: +4541865975, mail: POUKJA@UM.DK