The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Controlling Corruption in the European Union

This discussion paper was prepared as part of the ANTICORRP research project and released by the Hertie School of Governance in collaboration with Bertelsmann Stiftung for a first round of discussions.

The report shows the consequences of corruption on fiscal deficit, vulnerable employment, gender equality, government spending, tax collection, electoral turnout and braindrain in EU member states, arguing that corruption is not a marginal phenomenon, but a central factor affecting both the economic crisis and the recovery potential of European economies.

Title of deliverable: D 3.4.1 “Policy Paper on Lessons Learnt”