Italy ranks among lowest in EU Justice Scoreboard

Sixth-to-last in perceived judicial independence, score 3.5 of 7

(ANSA) - Brussels, March 9 - Italy ranked among the bottom seven countries in the perceived judicial independence ranking of the EU's Justice Scoreboard report released on Monday, scoring 3.5 out of a possible 7 in 2013-2014 data.
    Italy's ranking has fallen consistently in past years, from 3.8 in 2010-2012 data and 3.7 in 2012-2013 data.
    In this year's report, Italy tied with Romania at 3.5.
    The only EU countries ranked lower than Italy are Slovenia with 3.4, Spain and Hungary both at 3.2, and Bulgaria and Slovakia tied at 2.3.
    The highest-ranked countries are Finland at 6.6, Denmark at 6.5, and Ireland at 6.3.


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