CORRUPTION in Spain remains ‘unchanged’ despite recent high profile scandals involving senior politicians, bankers and even King Felipe’s sister.
Spain is ranked 37th out of 175 countries looked at in the International Transparency department’s 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index.
The director of the global anti-corruption group, Alejandro Salas, said he is not surprised by the figures and corruption in Spain is ‘nothing new’.
He said: “When the economy was going well, it was ignored, people lived with it as if it was something that didn’t bother them.
“Corruption is structural and systematic in Spain. It doesn’t belong to one party, a government or a province. It is part of the fabric of different levels of society.”
Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, recently announced new anti-corruption measures to tackle the country’s corruption problems.
The International Transparency survey is made up from information from the World Bank, African Development Bank, Economist Intelligence Unit and other international bodies.