Spain Falls 10 Places in World Corruption Ranking, Steepest Decline After Syria

Somalia, North Korea, Afghanistan top list


Spain has dropped 10 places to a rank of 40 in a global index of corruption following a string of scandals involving the country's centre-right ruling party and members of the royal family, according to watchdog Transparency International.

In the annual Corruption Perceptions Index, Spain was also the second-biggest loser of points, alongside Gambia, Mali, Guinea-Bissau and Libya, only topped by war-torn Syria.