Press Conference, European Commission, Economy, finance, tax and competition
Corruption continues to be one of the biggest challenges in the European Union - a phenomenon that costs the EU economy around 120 billion euros per year.
Despite the legal and policy initiatives undertaken so far by the Member States, the results of anti-corruption efforts across the EU remain rather unsatisfactory overall.
That is why, today, the European Commission is publishing its first EU Anti-Corruption report, which provides a clear state of play in each Member State: what is in place, what are the outstanding issues, what policies are working, what could be improved and how.
IP and MEMO will be available on the day.
There will be a press conference with Commissioner Cecilia Malmström at 12:30, followed by a technical briefing with experts from DG HOME (off the record).