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Italy climbs 10 places in Transparency International index

Score still far behind EU average

(ANSA) - ROME, JAN 25 - Italy has climbed 10 places in Transparency International's corruption perception index (CPI) for 2021, rising to 42nd out of 180 countries thanks improvement in its score from 53 to 56 out of 100.
    It said Italy had "reaped the rewards of anti-corruption reforms" while stressing that it remains among the region's low-scorers.
    Indeed, Italy's score is well below the EU average of 64, although it has risen from from 42 in 2012 "Legislative gaps need to be urgently filled for lobbying and beneficial ownership in Italy," Transparency International said.
    (ANSA).
   

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