Skip to comments.EU anti-corruption report stops short of ‘naming and shaming’
Posted on 02/04/2014 3:10:55 PM PST by Olog-hai
The European Commission said yesterday (3 February) that its first anti-corruption handbook for the 28 member states showed that there were no corruption-free zones, but officials declined to name and shame individual countries.
The Commission published yesterday (3 February) its much awaited 40-page anti-corruption report covering the overall situation in the 28-country bloc, coupled with individual chapters on each country, of approximately a dozen pages each. The package is supplemented by a 230-page special Eurobarometer survey on corruption.
The EU executive said that its rather modest ambition was to launch a debate on the corruption and identify ways in which the EU could help fight the scourge.
Corruption is estimated to cost the EU economy 120 billion per year. That amounts to about 1% of EU GDP and represents only a little less than the annual budget of the European Union.
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