In this year’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), Macedonia, with a score of 35, is ranked 106th, a drop of 13 places when compared to the previous year. Denmark and New Zealand top the list of 180 countries, whereas South Sudan and Somalia are at the bottom. As far as the region is concerned, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo are ranked 63rd, 66th, and 101st, respectively. “Frustration with government corruption and lack of trust in institutions speaks to a need for greater political integrity,” Delia Ferreira Rubio, Chair of Transparency International, said on Thursday. In Skopje, Slagjana Taseva, Chair of Transparency International Macedonia, presented three recommendations – preventing conflict of interest in all three branches of power, working on politicians’ integrity, and encouraging citizens to report corruption whenever they spot it.