Baltic: Estonia best, Latvia worst on corruption index in 2023

Estonia ranked best and Latvia worst in the Baltic States on Transparency International’s latest Corruption Perceptions Index, LSM reported. Estonia ranked 12th out of 180 countries worldwide in 2023, which was up from 14th place in 2022. Lithuania ranked 34th (33rd) and Latvia 36th (39th). Estonia scored 76 points on the index in 2023, which was up from 74 points in 2022. Lithuania’s score stood at 61 (62) points and Latvia’s at 60 (59) points. Estonia’s and Latvia’s scores were the highest ever, while Lithuania’s score dropped one point from the all-time record in 2022.