Extracts from the press conference by Cecilia Malmström, on the first EU Anti-Corruption Report
On 3 February 2014, Cecilia Malmström, Member of the EC in charge of Home Affairs, held a press conference on the first EU Anti-Corruption Report, unveiled by the EC.
According to the report, corruption continues to be a challenge for Europe. Affecting all EU Member States, it costs the European economy around 120 billion euro per year. Member States have taken many initiatives in recent years, but the results are uneven and more should be done to prevent and punish corruption.
The EU Anti-Corruption Report explains the situation in each Member State: what anti-corruption measures are in place, which ones are working well, what could be improved and how. It shows that both the nature and level of corruption, and the effectiveness of measures taken to fight it, vary from one Member State to another. It also shows that corruption deserves greater attention in all Member States. PHOTOSHOTLISTLINKLINK