Scandal-hit Spain plummets 10 places in global corruption index

BERLIN (Reuters) – Spain has slumped 10 places to a rank of 40 in a global index of perceived official corruption after a spate of scandals in its ruling center-right ruling party and the royal family, watchdog Transparency International (TI) said.

In its Corruption Perceptions Index for 2013, the anti-graft organization said Spain was the second biggest loser of points alongside Gambia, Mali, Guinea-Bissau and Libya. The only country to tumble further was Syria, rocked by civil war.

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…while at the same time:

In Euro-Wide Repression: Spain Plans Draconian Fines

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