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EU-wide corruption report drops chapter on EU institutions
EU Observer ^ | 31.01.14 @ 17:00 | Nikolaj Nielsen

Posted on 01/31/2014 10:04:45 AM PST by Olog-hai

The European Commission has decided not to include a chapter on EU institutions in a report on corruption in member states due out next week.

The original plan, announced in 2011, was to assess corruption across the member states and within the EU institutions.

EU home affairs commissioner Cecilia Malmström is set to release the first bi-annual report on Monday (3 February), around six months later than originally planned.

Malmström’s spokesperson Michael Cercone told this website in an email that the commission had considered assessing the anti-corruption efforts of the EU’s own institutions but “realized that this is something we will have to come back to in a future EU anti-corruption report—to be sure that the evaluation would be satisfactory and objective.”

He noted that it would it be difficult to provide an objective self-evaluation because, unlike for member states, there are no independent external reviews the commission could draw on to evaluate its own institutions. “Nor do we have a lot of academic research on anti-corruption measures within the EU institutions,” he said. …

(Excerpt) Read more at euobserver.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: audityourself; corruptionreport; eucommission; eussr
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes, again. The EU institutions have no problem auditing member states, but nobody outside their clique ought to dare audit them. And, like our current administration, they promised “transparency” in the past . . .
1 posted on 01/31/2014 10:04:45 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

But, hey, Obama wants to do a Free Trade deal w the EU...so they all good...yep /totalsarc


2 posted on 01/31/2014 10:09:55 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: Olog-hai

Roy Bean;”The law west of the Pecos,”

The European Commission; ‘the only controlling legal authority east of the Atlantic’?


3 posted on 01/31/2014 10:37:49 AM PST by DUMBGRUNT
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