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

Issued by Transparency International Liaison Office to the European Union

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

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:

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: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Support Transparency International

Former vice-president on trial: a watershed moment for Portugal and Angola

Manuel Vicente is the former head of the all-powerful Angolan state oil company Sonangol and was, until a few months ago, the vice-president of Angola. Now he is the main target of a high-profile corruption case in Lisbon.

The theme for the 18th edition of the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) is announced

Building on the priorities set out in the Panama Declaration, the 18th IACC in Denmark from 22 to 24 October 2018 will move the pledge of acting together now to concrete action.

A new home for our corruption research

Transparency International is excited to announce the launch of the Knowledge Hub, a dedicated online space for our research.

Pardon me? Presidential clemency and impunity for grand corruption

Recent events in Brazil and Peru have shone a spotlight on the issue of presidential pardons in cases of grand corruption. Read more to find out the best practices that legislators can use to ensure that pardons are not abused for political purposes.

Stopping Dirty Money: the Global Effective-O-Meter

As of December 2017, global effectiveness at stopping money laundering stands at 32% effectiveness.

Corruption in the USA: The difference a year makes

A new survey by Transparency International shows that the US government has a long way to go to win back citizens’ trust.

Anti-Corruption Day 2017: Empowering citizens’ fight against corruption

The 9 December, is Anti-corruption Day. A key part of Transparency International’s work is to help people hold their governments to account. Have a look at what we've been doing around the world!

Social Media

Follow us on Social Media

Would you like to know more?

Sign up to stay informed about corruption news and our work around the world