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Fighting corruption: a stronger commitment for greater results

Monday, 6 June, 2011

The European Commission adopted a set of measures to address more vigorously the serious harms generated by corruption at economic, social and political level. Four out of five EU citizens regard corruption as a major problem in their Member State, making clear the need for a firm political commitment. Today the Commission is setting up a new mechanism, the EU Anti-Corruption Report, to monitor and assess Member States' efforts against corruption. This should foster political engagement and help Member States to better enforce the existing legislation and fully implement their international commitments.

These initiatives are part of a wider agenda to protect Europe's economy, as identified in the EU Internal Security Strategy in Action presented by the Commission in November 2010 (IP/10/1535). In autumn 2011, the Commission will also propose a revised EU legal framework on confiscation and asset recovery.

For more information:

  • IP/11/678: Commission fights corruption: a stronger commitment for greater results
  • MEMO/11/376: Commission steps up efforts to forge a comprehensive anti-corruption policy at EU level