The EU’s Commission for Home Affairs, Cecilia Malmström, announced that the EU would unveil a new anti-corruption reporting mechanism in order to identify failures and vulnerabilities across the 27 EU member states. A report will also be released by the Commission every two years, starting in 2013.
Ms. Malmström said that, While there are quite sophisticated legal frameworks at international and European level, we have seen that implementation among EU member states is very uneven. It is clear to me that there is not enough determination amongst politicians and decision-makers to fight this crime.
This comes at the same time that political pressure for accession to the Schengen Zone to be delayed for Romania and Bulgaria, due to their struggles in combating corruption and organized crime.
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