Only three Spanish political parties pass Transparency International test

Only three Spanish political parties have passed the stringent tests set by international anti-corruption organisation Transparency International. And PP and the PSOE aren’t in the list : the PP scored just 4 out of 10, and the PSOE a dismal 3. Last thing any of them want is for any nosey citizen to start adding up their sums…. UPyD sails into the lead with a score of 9 out of 10. IU and ERC just Continue reading Only three Spanish political parties pass Transparency International test

Almeria – as clear as its water…

Transparency International, the worldwide anti-corruption organisation, in conjunction with the Fundación Ortega y Gasset, has released it’s 2009 list of the most transparent townhalls across Spain. Almería is 3rd from the bottom, at 108 out of 109 (only Salamanca and Fuengirola are worse). El Ejido, for some reason, comes in at nº 57. The test involves how much municipal information is publicly available. T.I. sent the 110 biggest towns in Spain a questionnaire asking them Continue reading Almeria – as clear as its water…