The EU Good Governance Approach in Ghana: the growing focus on anti-corruption measures

Type: · Author(s): Hélène Champagne · Published:
Ghana is a strategic country for the European Union’s promotion of peace and good governance in West Africa. However, recent economic challenges have exposed public finance management deficiencies and a crisis of confidence in the ability of the government to deal with increasing deficits; unemployment; and a dramatic energy crisis. Corruption practices are seen as […] Read More

Case study report on control of corruption and EU funds in Egypt

Type: · Author(s): Justine Louis · Published:
The European Neighbourhood Policy has without a doubt emphasized the importance of good governance, which became a priority objective in the 2007-2013 EU-Egypt country strategy paper. Within this framework, the EU has conditioned its aid on Egypt’s commitment to reforms. However, in practice, the “softly softly” approach that has seen the EU be too flexible […] Read More

Improving governance in Bulgaria: Evaluating the Impact of EU Conditionality through Policy and Financial Assistance

Type: · Author(s): Ruslan Stefanov, Stefan Karaboev · Published:
The paper examines the impact on Bulgaria’s anti-corruption performance of the interrelation between EU policy conditionality and EU financial assistance, with a focus on post-accession developments. Although the EU never formally linked EU assistance to progress on anti-corruption, the disbursement of funds has tended to peak around critical deadlines for accession progress, e.g. the signing […] Read More

The Impact of EU Conditionality on Corruption Control and Governance in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Type: · Author(s): Munir Podumljak · Published:
This paper seeks to evaluate the impact of EU policy and funds aimed at improving governance and controlling corruption in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It examines the interrelation between EU conditionality as expressed in different policy documents and the financial assistance provided by the EU. The focus is on the period 2007‐13. It tracks the way […] Read More

Report on the implementation, monitoring and enforcement

Type: · Author(s): Dia Anagnostou, Evangelia Psychogiopoulou, Mihály Fazekas, Alejandro Ferrando Gamir, Andrea Wagner, Salvatore Sberna, Eva Nanopoulos · Published:
The ANTICORRP Project WP10 on “Monitoring anti-corruption legislation and enforcement in Europe” has the overall aim to study state compliance and implementation of international and European anti-corruption norms in the EU member states. It is specifically interested in exploring whether international and European norms have an independent influence in prompting EU member states to adopt […] Read More

Full data set of ethnographic studies prepared for integration with other WPs

Type: · Author(s): Muhittin Acar, Claudia Baez Camargo, Elena Denisova-Schmidt, Zaira Tiziano Lofranco, Nita Luci, Maria Giulia Pezzi, Rodrigo Megchún Rivera, Davide Torsello · Published:
This deliverable develops a novel approach to the study of corruption in public administrations by focusing on the analysis of ethnographic field data. Corruption is a complex topic which can be best tackled through an interdisciplinary perspective. In spite of the sophisticated theorizations and empirical (mostly quantitative) analyses, so far few attempts have been taken to […] Read More