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Transparency International to launch report on corruption risks in the EU institutions

On 24 April, the Transparency International EU Office (TI-EU) will publish its report on The European Union Integrity System. This report is the first assessment of its kind looking at how well the EU institutions are dealing with internal corruption risks, promoting a culture of public sector integrity, and contributing to the wider fight against corruption in Europe. The report will also include recommendations for reform across 10 EU institutions.

Media representatives are kindly invited to attend the launch press conference:

When: Thursday, 24 April, 09.30-10.30am
Where: Residence Palace (Passage Room), Rue de la Loi 155, Brussels
RSVP: EUIS@transparency.org

At a time when 70% of the European public believe that corruption is present within EU institutions – trust that has been further eroded by recent scandals which have touched on the European Commission and Parliament – the EU Integrity System report sets out to separate myth from reality and present a clear picture of how well equipped the EU’s governance structures are to deal with corruption risks and safeguard high standards of public ethics.

The EU Integrity System report follows a series of 25 National Integrity System studies at EU member state level, which were published by Transparency International in 2012. The omission of a chapter on the EU institutions in the European Commission’s own EU Anti-Corruption report released earlier this year also highlights the need for an objective assessment to be carried out.

A conference with policy makers and senior EU representatives on the report will take place on 29 April. The European Ombudsman, Ms Emily O'Reilly will deliver a keynote address on institutional integrity.

For more information on the study, please visit the EUIS Study website: http://www.transparencyinternational.eu/focus_areas/eu-integrity-study/


For any press enquiries please contact

Mark Perera, Lead Researcher and Advocate
Transparency International Liaison Office to the EU
T: + 32 (0)2 23 58 613
F: + 32 (0)2 23 58 610
E: mperera@transparency.org
W: http://www.transparencyinternational.eu