First Anticorrp report featured in the media

European Research Centre for Anti-corruption and State-building (ERCAS) presented the first Anticorrp research report in Brussels last week. “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Controlling Corruption in the European Union” received extensive media coverage and the research findings were debated with members of European Parliament Dr. Franziska Brantner, Jens Geier, Eva Joly and Monica Macovei, experts from Bertelsmann Stiftung and researchers from the ANTICORRP project.

Spiegel Online, Germany, in English

“The wide-ranging study found that the euro-zone crisis “has acted as a strong anticorruption agent in these countries, drying up resources and opportunities for corruption.” The report, titled “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Controlling Corruption in the European Union,” was conducted by the Berlin-based Hertie School of Governance and is due to be presented to the European Parliament on Tuesday”

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Euroactiv news portal, Brussels, in English

A report on corruption published on Tuesday (9 April) by the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin showed the real cost of corruption to be well above previous estimates – €100 billion .

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Die Welt, Germany

„Den Grund dafür sehen die Autoren der Studie um Alina Mungiu-Pippidi in der fiskalpolitischen Sparsamkeit als Folge der Schuldenkrise. “Es ist die Gelegenheit, staatliches Geld nach eigenem Ermessen auszugeben, die Korruption befeuert”, heißt es in der Studie zunächst. “Austerität spielt eine positive Rolle” in ganz Europa, heißt es, denn die Summen, die Politiker nach Belieben und oft vorbei an europäischen Ausschreibungsregeln ausgeben können, schrumpften“

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