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2019 Corruption Perceptions Index shows anti-corruption efforts stagnating in G7 countries

Analysis reveals corruption more pervasive in countries where money influences political power Berlin, 23 January 2020 – More than two-thirds of countries – along with many of the world’s most advanced economies – are stagnating or showing...

Corruption Perceptions Index 2018 shows anti-corruption efforts stalled in most countries

Analysis reveals corruption contributing to a global crisis of democracy Berlin, 29 January 2019 – The 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released today by Transparency International reveals that the continued failure of most countries to...

Hungary’s decline in the Corruption Perceptions Index is a dire warning to the EU

Today, Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perceptions Index paints a bleak picture for those European countries which are backsliding on the rule of law, and is a stark warning for the European Union. The results show Hungary has...

Ferraris with matching socks; tales of corruption from Equatorial Guinea

Would you buy a new car every time you change your socks or shoes, just so their colours match? Probably not. But Teodorin Obiang, the Vice President of Equatorial Guinea, and son of the President, did just that. It would be an amusing story, if...

The spill-over effects of corruption in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan ranks 30 out of 100 on Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index, which indicates rampant corruption. All this is well known and has been documented by anti-corruption activists, international organisations and...

Keeping climate finance free from corruption

Last November amid the burgundy red buildings and blues skies of Marrakech countries from all over the globe came together for the annual Conference of Parties (COP) meeting on climate change. One of the agreements to come out of the COP 22 was to...

EU anti-corruption spending in Western Balkans not delivering

This morning’s report from the European Court of Auditors on the European Commission’s anti-corruption efforts in the Western Balkans is a stark wake up call. Scratch beneath the veneer of bureaucratic niceness and the message is loud and clear...

Is the EU exporting corruption across the Aegean?

There’s only six kilometres in the strait of Mytilene between Lesvos in Greece and the Ayvalik islands in Turkey. People traffickers charge desperate refugees thousands to make the short, dangerous journey. Corruption fuels their business: people...

Tusk on corruption: empty declarations?

European Council President Donald Tusk had some scathing words on corruption in his statement ahead of the G7 meeting in Germany at the weekend, worth quoting in full: “Finally, I am really satisfied that some leaders want to use the summit to...