Estonia Current Affairs - 2019
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The Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index make the following observations:
- Denmark is the world least corrupt country scoring 88 out of 100 points. Denmark is followed by New Zealand and Finland.
- Somalia has been ranked last with a score of 10 behind South Sudan and Syria.
- More than two-thirds of evaluated countries scored below 50 points, while the average score remained at last year’s level of only 43 points.
- Estonia, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal and Guyana demonstrated most improvements since 2012.
- The 2018 rankings showed an increase in the perceived corruption in Australia, Chile and Malta.
- For the first time since the United States dropped out of the top 20 and it was ranked at 22nd rank.
- Along with Brazil, US was placed in the watch list by Transparency International.
Top and Bottom Countries
Region Wise Performance
The report highlights a connection between healthy democracies and successfully fighting corruption in the public sector and notes that corruption is much more likely to flourish where democratic foundations are weak.
Tags: Australia • Brazil • Chile • Corruption Perception Index 2018 • Cote d'Ivoire • Denmark • Estonia • Finland • Guyana • Malta • New Zealand • Senegal • Somalia • South Sudan • Syria • Transparency International • US
The parliament of Estonia has elected Kersti Kaljulaid (46) as the President of the Baltic country. With this, she became Estonia’s first female president.
She had won vote 81-0, with 20 members absent in the parliamentary voting. She will be Estonia’s fifth President and is due to take office on 10 October 2016. She is also the youngest person to get elected as President of Estonia.
About Kersti Kaljulaid
- Kersti Kaljulaid is trained biologist specialising in genetics and also holds an MBA from University of Tartu.
- In the late 1990s she had worked as investment banker at Hansapank that was later taken over by Swedbank.
- In 1999, she had joined the office of then Estonian Prime Minister Mart Laar as an economic policy adviser.
- Since May 2011, she was serving as the representative of Estonia in the European Court of Auditors (ECA).