Bulgaria's interim government said it had set up an energy board to ensure that badly needed multi-billion energy projects in the poorest EU country are transparent. As Dnevnik, the EurActiv partner in Bulgaria has reported, the European Commisison supports the idea of a currency in Bulgaria.
The EU Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, on Monday (27 July) opened an investigation into nine EU institutions, which have failed to put in place protective measures for staff members that report corruption or malpractice.
Dozens of high-ranking police officers were detained in Turkey today (22 July) accused of involvement in spying and illegal wire-tapping during an investigation into corruption in Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's inner circle, CNN Turk said.
John Dalli, the former EU health commissioner, challenged EU Commission President José Manuel Barroso in court on Monday (7 July), declaring he was unfairly forced out of his job and maintaining his innocence in a graft scandal.
Romanian prosecutors said they detained President Traian Băsescu's brother yesterday (19 June) for allegedly taking a bribe to help keep an underworld boss out of jail, prompting the prime minister to call for the president's resignation.