An annual report into the perceptions of levels of administrative corruption has placed Italy in 69th place, alongside Ghana and Macedonia.
With an average score of 3.9, Italy is perceived as one of the most corrupt countries in the European Union, according to the report by Transparency International. First, with a clean slate, is Finland on 9.4.
Italy’s Minister for Public Administration told journalists the concept of legality must be re-invigorated and be more developed and competitive.
The resignation in September of the governor of the Lazio region is an illustrative case. Renata Polverini stood down in the wake of a financial scandal that ended with three opposition parties walking out of the regional government.