No progress for Romania in Corruption Perception Index
23 February, 2018, 06:27 | Author: Christina Harvey
The country's latest index score is 34.
It is Brazil's worst position since 2012.
Surprisingly, the majority of the ranked countries scored below 50 in the index. However, the news is not good for India as its position has slipped globally to 81 among a group of 180 countries. By taking several steps which include; declaration and publishing of assets of the President and his officials.
"Let us call a spade a spade and conduct a true anti corruption war rather than an anti opposition war".
"They must do more to uphold public trust and confidence as leaders of the country's integrity building and anti-corruption efforts Ensure safe and secure environment for the media, civil society and other advocates to thrive".
The Corruption Perception Index 2017 has termed India as the worst offenders in the Asia-Pacific region.
The report, put together by Transparency International, ranks countries annually by their perceived levels of corruption, as determined by expert assessments and opinion surveys.
Jamaica's Caricom neighbour Barbados, has been ranked the least corrupt country in the English-speaking Caribbean with a ranking of 25.
Worawit said the World Economic Forum's Executive Opinion Survey has given Thailand a higher score than previous year, probably the result of the restoration of relationship with the EC and of foreign investors having more positive views on the country's investment and business contacts with the government. "It reveals that from significantly below-the-average score in both the Americas and globally in 2016, Jamaica's 2017 score is now on par with the Americas and marginally above the global average", Munroe added.
Further analysis show journalists and activists in corrupt nations risk their lives every day in an effort to speak up.
The least corrupt country in the world is New Zealand with the score of 89, followed by Denmark (88) and Finland (85). Syria (score 14), South Sudan (score 12), and Somalia (score 9) received the poorest rankings on the list. In figures broken down according to world regions, Western Europe performed best with an average score of 66.
TI recommended that Kenya must do more to encourage free speech, independent media, political dissent and an open and engaged civil society.
Dolan recalled that when he was growing up in the 1950s and 1960s, "it was hard not to notice and be impressed by the Rev. This was a daring and risky confession for first-century Jesus followers in their pluralistic world dominated by empire.
The official statement added that Singh had told the state administration to "roll out the red carpet" for Trudeau. Accompanied by his family, the 46-year-old prime minister arrived in New Delhi on Saturday evening.
The slowdown was mainly due to weakness in consumer-facing services, such as retailers, cafes and cinemas, the ONS said. Unemployment unexpectedly rose by 46,000 to 1.47 million in the three months to December, official figures show.
Reducing either carbohydrates or fats from the diet shaves off excess weight in about the same proportion, claims a new study . It may be that some people find low-fat or low-carb diets easier to stick to, because of personal preference.
Addressing a huge crowd on the occasion of his party launch , Kamal Haasan said, "This is a party for you, for the people ". Agreeing with the remarks made by DMK's Stalin against him, the senior AIADMK leader said, "Mr Stalin is correct".
Gandhi said the BJP-led government had failed to create jobs for youth and fair prices to farmers for their produce. The ruling BJP and the Congress have been trading charges over who detected and acted against the fraud.
The MDC once posed a formidable challenge to ZANU-PF, even winning the first round of a presidential election in 2008 vote. A split in the MDC could hand advantage to Mnangagwa who took power from Mugabe following a military takeover in November.
Delhi court dismisses police's plea for custodial interrogation stating the 2 MLAs were ready to cooperate, join the probe. Continuing his rant Bharadwaj said that Delhi Police arrested the elected MLA without showing any evidence.
Other countries with large outbreaks included Italy (5,006), Germany (927), France (520) and the United Kingdom (282). For the last time the Ukrainians have more to fear and to fight acute infectious viral disease - measles.
The 70-room office is a multi-storeyed modern construction, equipped with the latest technological and communication facilities. In thought, in action and in implementation, the BJP's core is truly democratic", the prime minister added.
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Israel, Egypt sign $15bn natural gas purchase agreement
According to Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz, the deals will strengthen the bilateral ties between Jerusalem and Cairo. In 2016, Israel signed a $10 billion deal with Jordan to buy 8.5 million cubic meters of gas per day over 15 years.