Ranking: Swiss public sector shows corruption and lobbying vulnerability

Swissinfo, 31.01.2023 – Switzerland ranked 7th for a second year in a row in Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index but its overall score marks a historic low for the country. Nepotism and opaque political lobbying stand out among the Swiss public sector’s trouble spots, according to the international NGO’s Swiss chapter. Martin Hilti, Director of Transparency Switzerland, sees several reasons why Switzerland is lagging in the fight against corruption in the public sector. To reverse the trend, it is necessary for the country to put an end to the “widespread” practice of nepotism, to improve the way conflicts of interest are dealt with, and to better regulate lobbying, he says.