Ten years after accession to the EU, the challenge of corruption continues to define both Bulgaria`s and Romania`s status within the Union. The systematic effects of corruption remain the number one problem in both counties. It has also called into question the EU’s efficiency at delivering effective governance change through enlargement. Read more

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Containing Corruption: How to Summarise Five Years of ANTICORRP Research

What factors promote or hinder the development of effective anticorruption policies and impartial government institutions? The ANTICORRP project and the Quality of Government (QoG) invited policy-makers, civil society representatives and academics to a conference in Brussels trying to surmise the final results of the ANTICORRP project. The conference counted among its speakers some of the […]

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It’s time to dig deeper to measure corruption

Luxembourg has just punished a whistleblower for telling the truth about tax evasion (Luxleaks); it is, together with Singapore, a favourite destinations for individuals and companies to hide income. Yet Luxembourg ranks number 10 and Singapore 7 in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2016 published by Transparency International. They are followed by a wealth of […]

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Discussing Corruption and Anti-Corruption in Greece

The political and economic turmoil that hit Greece since 2009 also shed a light on the issue of corruption in the country. The ANTICORRP project looks at corruption and anti-corruption strategies in the entire world, but naturally has a particular focus on what is happening in the European Union and also in Greece. The results […]

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In places where corruption is endemic, women struggle to become local councillors

Across Europe, while some regions elect relatively high shares of women to local councils, men almost exclusively dominate the councils of others. New research by Aksel Sundström and Lena Wängnerud suggests that informal recruitment practices are important in understanding why. Their study shows that in regions where corruption is endemic in local government, authorities elect lower shares of women – a finding with implications for strategies on how to increase women’s presence in elected bodies.

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