Corruption scandals and irregularities tied to public procurement are still common in member states despite the relatively rigorous public procurement rules set at the EU level.
It is crucial that anti-corruption is at the heart of the revision of EU rules regarding public procurement. Effective EU public procurement legislation and enforcement guarantee the best value for money in public expenditure. Civil society has a strong role to play in supporting public institutions through the monitoring of contract implementation.
EU Budget, EU Public Procurement, Uncategorized -
A guest post by Anna Alberts of Open Knowledge Foundation Germany. Anna leads the EU research project OpenBudgets.eu. She has a degree in international development studies and international relations and worked as desk officer for data- and geopolitics at the …
Posted 20 Jun 2016 No Comments
EU Public Procurement -
Each year huge sums of public money are spent on procurement – funding everything from roads, to schools, housing, water and power supply and other community improvement. But with such vast expenditures, opportunities for public money to be lost through …
Posted 17 Jun 2016 No Comments
EU Anti-Corruption, EU Public Procurement -
Last week, OLAF, the European Anti-Fraud Office, published its 2015 Annual Report, highlighting developments and achievements in preventing and tackling fraud and corruption across the EU. The head of OLAF, Giovanni Kessler has said that OLAF has reached its “cruising …
Posted 7 Jun 2016 No Comments