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Can EU funds promote the rule of law?

Transparency International EU collaborated with the Centre for European Reform on the following report. This press release was originally published on CER’s website.  The European Union should start withholding funds from member-states that...
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Trying to predict MEP allowance reform

MEP’s continue to confound our expectations when it comes to transparency and accountability of their expenses.  They receive a number of allowances to cover for the expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. The General Expenditure...
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Fraud and boats: funding European political parties

The reform of the funding of European Political Parties and Foundations preserves major loopholes in the current rules. Real-time public disclosure requirement for donations, loans, in-kind contributions and sponsorships is the best way of making...
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European Parliament in Court over MEP expenses

Today, the European Court of Justice will have its first public hearing in a case brought forth by a consortium of investigative journalists, the MEPs Project, against the European Parliament. They brought the present case because of the...
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Volkswagen fraud must lead to EU blacklisting

Reports that German car-maker Volkswagen fraudulently secured €400 million in loans from the European Investment Bank (EIB) should trigger immediate inclusion on an official EU blacklist, according to Transparency International EU. The reports...
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The rains of Athens: Stopping the floods

In ancient Greek mythology when Poseidon, god of the sea, lost the competition to have patronage over Athens to the wise and peaceful goddess Athena, he was furious and flooded the plains of Attica. Today, Poseidon’s fury might have abated, but...