Corruption and instability in Europe

Italy's new guard. Photo: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

The toppling of Spain's prime minister and the rise of Italy's new populist government have led to concerns over newfound instability in Europe. One factor in both cases: corruption.

By the numbers: 81% in Spain and 84% in Italy believe government corruption is widespread, among the highest marks in the EU, according to Gallup.