Ten years after the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the EU, the challenge of corruption continues to define the two countries` status within the Union. The Round Table will look at the dynamics and evolution of EU funding, provided to the two countries in pursue of greater anticorruption progress and good governance reforms. What […]
On Wednesday, 22 February, 1-2pm, the FP7 ANTICORRP team at UCL is celebrating the launch of the special issue on “Innovations in Corruption Studies” in the Slavonic and East European Review. The special issue emerges from the research by University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies – a major partner in the FP7 […]
Prof. Alina Mungiu-Pippidi will give a keynote talk at the civil society morning of the Open Government Partnership Global Summit in Paris. The OGP summit will involve 3000 representatives from 70 countries: Heads of State and governments, ministers, public servants, members of parliament, local authorities, civil society representatives, start-ups and digital innovators, civic techs, developers, […]
On 19 May 2016 the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) organises a panel discussion on How to Foster Good Governance and Anti-Corruption in European Development Aid. The event presents research result of ANTICORRP Work Package 8, which analyses the impact of EU conditionality and EU aid on good governance in new EU […]
ANTICORRP was a large-scale research project funded by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme. The project started in March 2012 and ended February 2017. The full name is Anticorruption Policies Revisited: Global Trends and European Responses to the Challenge of Corruption. Its central objective was to investigate factors that promote or hinder the development of effective anti-corruption policies.
The project consisted of 20 research groups in 15 EU countries. It was interdisciplinary in nature, and brought together researchers from anthropology, criminology, economics, gender studies, history, law, political science, public policy and public administration. The project was organised into four thematic pillars, which include 11 substantive work packages.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The final title in the series The Anticorruption Report covers the most important findings of the five-year-long EU-sponsored ANTICORRP project on corruption and organized crime. How prone to corruption are EU funds? Who wins and who loses the anticorruption fight? And can we have better measurements than people’s perceptions to indicate if corruption changes? This […]
Why have so few countries managed to leave systematic corruption behind, while in many others modernization is still a mere façade? How do we escape the trap of corruption, to reach a governance system based on ethical universalism? In this unique book, Alina Mungiu-Pippidi and Michael Johnston lead a team of eminent researchers on an […]
This paper seeks to explore why some states respond to and comply with international and regional standards for the regulation of political financing whereas other countries do not. For this purpose, it builds on the third GRECO evaluation round, which has taken up the issue of political party funding, with reference to the Committee of […]
What impact does the European Union (EU) and other international donors have on the development of good governance in South Eastern Europe (SEE)? The comparative analysis shows that the externally-driven good governance reforms improve substantive legality (the alignment of domestic legislation with international best standards), state capacity and efficiency but weaken formal legality (the inner […]