Austria Ranked 23rd at the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2014 of Transparency International (TI)
TI published its Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2014
It consists of surveys of consultancies, NGOs, trusts and managers of international corporations. The CPI measures perceived levels of public sector corruption as well as the prevention and the fight against it.
Austria is ranked on 23rd position out of 174 countries which means an improvement by 3 places compared to last year. Out of 100 possible points (no corruption), Austria reaches 72 points (69 in 2013). Despite of this betterment - that might be due to stricter legislation and law enforcement -, Austria scores well below most of the Western European countries.
In the opinion of many Austrians, corruption is still a minor issue. Corruption, however, has a negative impact on our business location. This country needs a great amount of awareness-raising about the negative consequences of corruption and its prevention.
Please also see following link: http://www.transparency.org/cpi2014/results