Skip to comments.EU-wide corruption report drops chapter on EU institutions
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.
Malmströms spokesperson Michael Cercone told this website in an email that the commission had considered assessing the anti-corruption efforts of the EUs own institutions but realized that this is something we will have to come back to in a future EU anti-corruption reportto 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.
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