Corruption in Italy

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Political corruption remains a major problem in Italy, particularly in Southern Italy including Calabria, parts of Campania and Sicily where corruption perception is at a high level.[1][2] Political parties are ranked as the most corrupt institution in Italy, closely followed by public officials and Parliament, according to Transparency International Global Corruption Barometer 2013.[3]

Regarding business and corruption, foreign investments and economic growth are hindered by organised crime and corruption.[4] Business executives from World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014 consider corruption one of the problems for doing business in Italy.[5] Procurement process, mainly in water, roads and railway projects, in Italy is affected by corruption.[6]

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  1. ^ "Freedom in the World". Freedom House. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "EXAMINING THE LINKS BETWEEN ORGANISEDCRIME AND CORRUPTION" (PDF). Center for the Study of Democracy. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Global Corruption Barometer 2013". Transparency International. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "2013 Investment Climate Statement - Italy". US Department of State. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014". World Economic Forum. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Snapshot of the Italy Country Profile". Business Anti-Corruption Portal. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

A world map of the 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International