Germany is a country with good control of corruption despite modest public accountability arrangements. Except its thick conflict of interest regulation, transparency Is uneven and oversight of potential undue profit by officials is rather low. But the autonomy of bureaucracy and the judiciary form the political factor is high, and progress has been made to reduce administrative burden and increase fiscal transparency. Much more should be done to enforce sanctions against non-compliant companies bribing overseas and a better separation between business and politics domestically. Open government has also progressed quite slowly, and public procurement at sub-national level is not transparent.
Selected trends from the Public Integrity Index
Trends in Judicial Independence, Administrative Burden, Freedom of the Press over the past 13 years