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Bosnia moves down in 2018 corruption perception ranking - Transparency Intl

Bosnia moves down in 2018 corruption perception ranking - Transparency Intl Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina; License: CC0 Creative Commons

SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), January 29 (SeeNews) – Bosnia has moved down two positions to the 89th spot in the 2018 edition of the Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index (CPI) ranking published on Tuesday.

Bosnia achieved a score of 38 in the 2018 survey, just like in 2017, where 0 equals the highest level of perceived corruption and 100 indicates the lowest one, Transparency International said.

According to the organisation, recent political developments in Bosnia and Herzegovina are worrying. Following elections in October, which raised concerns of fraud and poor administration, the regional public prosecutor in the city of Banja Luka dismissed calls for an investigation into politician, Milorad Dodik, for exercising illegal pressure against voters during his campaign, Transparency International said.

The CPI offers an annual snapshot of the relative degree of corruption by ranking countries and territories from all over the globe and comprises 180 countries and territories. The index aggregates data from different sources, which provide perceptions of business people and country experts on corruption in the public sector.

Denmark led the CPI global survey for 2018, while Somalia occupied the last place.

Among countries in Southeast Europe, Slovenia ranked highest - 36th, while Moldova ranked lowest - 117th. Bulgaria was perceived as the most corrupt EU member state.