Czech corruption grading worsens in 2009


The Czech Republic’s corruption performance has worsened according to the 2009 annual evaluation made by the anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International. It placed the Czech Republic joint 52 alongside Lithuania in a global ranking of 180 countries corruption performance. This is a drop from the 2008 position of 45. The watchdog blamed political instability combined with a low priority for reform and anti-corruption measures for the deterioration.