Malta registers the worst ever score in the corruption index
VALLETTA (ITALPRESS/MNA) – Malta gone down in the corruption index, ranking 54th according to a report published by the Transparency International.
Transparency International released the 2022 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) in which Malta recorded its worst ever score. Losing three points from the previous year, Malta’s score is well below the average of Western European and European Union countries.
Countries are ranked on a scale from zero (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). The Western Europe and EU average is 66. Denmark (90) tops the region and the world, with Finland (87) and followed by Norway (84).
Transparency International said that recommendations from the public inquiry into the assassination of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia are yet to be implemented in legislation, with continued concerns for media freedom and political interference in public media and for the fight against organised crime.
The report also added that a state of impunity is still persisting, and it remarked that there were no convictions in cases related to high-level corruption.
The report about Malta said that great independence and resourcing of the Maltese justice system is needed to uphold the rule of law.
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