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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EVENT: Transparency, Accountability and Integrity in the EU Institutions: the future of the Transparency Register

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Invitation to a breakfast panel discussion European Public Affairs Consultancies’ Association (EPACA) and Transparency International EU invite you to join us for a panel discussion following the closure of the public consultation on a proposal for a mandatory Transparency Register. …

Posted 26 Aug 2016 No Comments

AGRI Committee 'Final Trilogue on the Zootechnical dossier'

EU law-making needs more transparency, says European Ombudsman

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Brussels, 14 July 2016 – Today the European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly published recommendations calling for more transparency around informal negotiations between the European Commission, European Parliament and the Council of the EU, also known as “trilogues” meetings. This decision concludes …

Posted 14 Jul 2016 No Comments

Amsterdam, 7 januari 2016 / Amsterdam, January 7th 2016. 
Premier Mark Rutte en president van de EU Commissie Jean-Laude Juncker. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and president of the EU Commissie Jean-Laude Juncker. 
Foto: Rijksoverheid/Valerie Kuypers Ð Photograph: Dutch Government/Valerie Kuypers

After Amsterdam: how can we increase transparency in the Council?

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Post-Brexit, European political and thought leaders are putting on pressure to reform the EU and how it is run. This is in order to salvage its reputation among its citizens. Out of the cacophony of criticism, the more constructive ideas …

Posted 4 Jul 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 Integrity

    T: +32 (0)2 89 32 459