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Nicholas Aiossa

Deputy Director, Head of Policy and Advocacy

Nick Aiossa has been with Transparency International EU since 2014 and is presently the Deputy Director and Head of Policy and Advocacy. He spent over 5 years coordinating the TI movement’s advocacy efforts on the EU whistleblower directive. Additionally, he has led the political integrity team and worked on issues concerning the rule of law and the misuse of EU funds. Prior to working at Transparency International EU, he worked for over six years in the European Parliament on a range of topics, including human rights and transatlantic relations. He is originally from the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and holds master’s degree in International Relations.

Nicholas's Projects

European Union Integrity Study 2.0

An update to our 2014 study on the transparency, integrity and accountability of the main EU institutions

Open Budgets

Providing tools for policy-makers, citizens, NGOs, and journalists to increase EU budget transparency and accountability.

Recent News


Unifying EU ethics

In the past couple years, scandals involving elected and unelected officials of the European institutions have shed light on the cracks and loopholes in the upholding of the codes of conduct and ethical norms. Issues related to financial...

Letter to Chancellor Merkel on rule of law conditionality

The following letter was sent to Chancellor Angela Merkel on 3 December 2020: RE: Rule of law and the general regime of conditionality for the protection of the Union budget Dear Chancellor Merkel, On November 16, two EU member states blocked the...