EU Integrity Study


Over the years, Transparency International has conducted many studies in European states on how their legal and political systems address corruption risks and integrity gaps. However, while these studies revealed much about potential risks in individual states, they only hinted at such possible weak points for the European Union institutions.


In 2013 and 2014, the Transparency International EU Office has been conducting a study of the EU’s integrity system. This project looks at corruption risks in 10 EU institutions, examining the rules and practices designed to prevent corruption occurring internally in these institutions, as well as how each institution is fostering public sector integrity, and also contributing to the wider fight against corruption in Europe. In April 2014, the first EU Integrity System Report was published.

EU Integrity System

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The EUIS study by numbers here





TI EU Public Statements:

  • 6 June 2014: Transparency International welcomes EU Council response to Commission anti-corruption report. Read here.
  • 24 April 2014: The EU must become more transparent if it is to revive its fortunes. Read here.
  • 24 April 2014: First EU Integrity report highlights risks of corruption in European institutions. Read here.

Blogs posts specific to the campaign:

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The European Central Bank’s legal accountability: the “OMT” case

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Judges have a hard time second-guessing monetary policy decisions. But judicial review remains an important check on the ECB’s far-reaching independence, as the saga over Outright Monetary Transactions Programme, or OMT, highlights. The ECB is widely recognised as the most …

Posted 23 Jun 2016 No Comments

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PRESS RELEASE: Brussels lobbying rules are ineffective say lobbyists

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Today, organisations representing a large cross-section of lobbyists called for strong reform of the EU’s lobby register. The joint letter, initiated by Transparency International EU, calls for mandatory rules for all lobbyists and demands greater transparency around who EU officials …

Posted 6 Jun 2016 No Comments

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Our Consultation on the EU Lobby Register

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Please find our submission to the European Commission’s public consultation on reform of the EU Lobby Register here.

Posted 31 May 2016 No Comments

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    reference documents:

    • 2014: Transparency International position on the Commission proposal for revision of the EU’s rules on debarment. Read here.
    • 2014: Transparency International recommendations on the Commission proposal to establish a Controller of OLAF Procedural Guarantees. Read here.
    • 2014: Transparency International EU Office submission to the EU Ombudsman public consultation on balanced Commission expert groups. Read here.
    • 2014: Transparency International EU Office submission to the public consultation on the EIB’s transparency policy. Read here.
    • 2014: Transparency International EU Office submission to the public consultation on the European Commission’s guidelines for stakeholder consultations. Read here.
    • 2014: Transparency International EU Office submission to EU Ombudsman consultation on draft internal whistleblowing rules.  Read here.
    • 2014: The European Union Integrity System Report. Read here.
    • 2014: The EU Integrity System by numbers. See here.

    Contact details

    Daniel Freund

    Head of Advocacy EU Institutions

    T: +32 (0)2 89 32 459