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

Click on the image above to download the report

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:

Keep your head. Lobby responsibly.

Ethics in EU Institutions, EU Lobbying -

Responsible lobbying is in the interests of society at large, as well as the lobbyist themselves. Regulation can help ensure this, but more important is the buy-in of those who lobby. Below are some pointers to help companies limit the …

Posted 3 Oct 2016 No Comments


PRESS RELEASE: New EU lobbying rules are timid and cosmetic

EU Integrity System, EU Lobbying, Uncategorized -

Brussels, 28 September 2016 “Timid, cosmetic changes” – Transparency International EU’s verdict on proposed new EU lobbying rules Today, the European Commission published its proposal to revise the EU Transparency Register to make the register mandatory and extend it to …

Posted 28 Sep 2016 No Comments

Overfishing in the darkness – transparency in the EU Council

EU Extractive Industries, EU Integrity System, Uncategorized -

Around half of EU fish stocks in the Atlantic are currently over-exploited. Unsustainable fishing costs costs millions of euros in lost revenue and jobs and causes enormous ecological damage. The Council of the EU is responsible for setting fishing limits …

Posted 28 Sep 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