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EU anti-corruption: Less is less

Far from seeing a step-change in the EU’s efforts to fight fraud and corruption in the intervening seven years, from the point of view of anti-corruption policy, this Commission is doing nothing new and considerably less than the last Commission.
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Skipping another semester on anti-corruption

In 2014 the European Commission committed itself to take action against corruption by publishing the first EU Anti-Corruption report. However, only two years later the Commission scrapped the report in an exchange of letters between Commissioner...
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How can we end corruption in public funds?

One of Europe’s greatest and perhaps least publicised achievements is the use of Structural and Social funds to help provide much needed investment in European regions. From Galway to Varna the EU has provided funds which have helped build...
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The EU is vulnerable to secret lobbying

Next Monday marks the first political exchange between Commission, Parliament and Council on a new lobby register.While all EU institutions have voiced their strong support for more transparency, the Parliament and Council must move far beyond their...