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Driving out corruption in Hungary through clean contracts

From Budapest to Pécs in Hungary the M6 highway gradually weaves along the River Danube, through farms and vineyards. When the main stretch of the road was completed in 2010 one of several seemingly unnecessary tunnels, given the gently rolling...
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The truth about the “corrupt elites”

One of the most striking things about the Trump and Farage narratives is the railing against “corrupt elites”: the coalition of “merchant bankers, multinationals and big politics” that Farage invoked when celebrating the Brexit vote; or the...
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Report launch on the European Investment Bank

The European Investment Bank (EIB) emerged is a major actor in the EU’s response to the economic crisis. Both the EIB and the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) have a huge responsibility in kick-starting investment across Europe,...
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We need to talk about MEPs’ expenses

This year has seen a number of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) getting into trouble over the use of their expenses. It is time for the Parliament to put in place robust transparency rules on how MEPs spend public money.
Policy Position

International standards for lobbying regulation

Download here  The 38 standards set out here build on best practice from existing lobby regulations and also reference various existing international standards on the matter. However, they go beyond what is already available by addressing three...