Watchdog Calls on International Community to Fight Corruption Together

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Corruption remains a global issue, but last year people took a stand and protested, anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International announced Wednesday, when it published its annual Corruption Perceptions Index.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – On Wednesday, Transparency International published its annual Corruption Perceptions Index.

"The 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index clearly shows that corruption remains a blight around the world. But 2015 was also a year when people again took to the streets to protest corruption. People across the globe sent a strong signal to those in power: it is time to tackle grand corruption," Transparency International chair Jose Ugaz stated.

According to the organization, more than 6 billion people live in countries with serious corruption problems.

"Corruption can be beaten if we work together. To stamp out the abuse of power, bribery and shed light on secret deals, citizens must together tell their governments they have had enough," Ugaz stated.

According to the 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, New Zealand, the Netherlands and Norway are the least corrupt countries. Somalia, North Korea, Afghanistan, Sudan, South Sudan and Angola were named the most corrupt.

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