Iceland most peaceful country in the world for 10 years running
For the 10th year in a row Iceland is the most peaceful country in the world, according to the Global Peace Index by The Institute of Economics. It’s joined at the top by New Zealand, Portugal, Austria, and Denmark. Iceland is also the only country of the five most peaceful countries to rank in the five least militarised countries.
According to the index, Iceland’s biggest deterioration since 2005 in its score on corruption.
“Europe has seen significant variations in terms of its score on corruption over the last decade, with several large corruption scandals exploding in countries such as Spain and France, but also Iceland. The latter registered the largest deterioration, no doubt due to the high profile cases of corruption involving the Prime Minister in the wake of the near-collapse of the economy in the aftermath of the global financial crisis.”