About: bribery

European rights watchdog: Greece is too lax against bribery

More work is needed by Greece to restore the ability of its criminal justice system to counter corruption, Europe's main rights watchdog said on Tuesday (17 December).
Digital & Media 07-09-2018

Police raid offices of top French electrical firms in corruption probe

The offices of four of France’s largest electrical goods’ companies were raided by police on Thursday on suspicion of cartel pricing and corruption, a judicial source said.
Health 22-02-2018

Greek politicians face probe in pharma bribery scandal

The Greek parliament decided on 21 February to establish a special committee that will investigate the role of politicians in the alleged Novartis scandal, a case that analysts claim will shake up the country’s political system.
Public Affairs 22-11-2016

Transparency International: EU must fight corruption in order to beat populism

Creeping populism is seducing thousands of citizens who seem to swallow the anti-elite narrative attacking corrupt officials, but the European Union - which has a positive track record in fighting clientelist schemes - must preach for more transparency to unsettle nationalists’ claims, says the boss of Transparency International.
Former Waterloo Mayor Serge Kubla was indicted for accepting bribes from Congolese officials. Belgium gets low ranks in Transparency International's report on anti-bribery measures

Member states get low marks on foreign bribery

Eleven EU countries have little or no measures set up to stop bribery in foreign business deals, according to a report published yesterday (20 August) by Transparency International.

OECD condemns big business bribery

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has examined 427 cases of foreign bribery since 1999. In Europe, Germany appears to be the worst affected. EURACTIV France reports
Central Europe 25-09-2012

Corruption in Bulgaria up since last year: survey

Bulgarians gave about 150,000 bribes to civil servants every month last year, exceeding the number in 2010 as a government effort to curb corruption became less effective, a survey showed on Monday (24 September).
Future EU 02-12-2011

MEPs approve new code of conduct

The European Parliament approved yesterday (1 December) a new code conduct tightening rules on MEPs’ financial declarations and their contacts with lobbyists to avoid any perception of conflict of interest.
Enlargement 24-09-2008

Report unveils EU’s ‘most corrupt’ countries

While Denmark and Sweden are Europe's 'cleanest' countries, Bulgaria is perceived as the 'most corrupt' after having regressed "significantly" since last year, reveals Transparency International's 2008 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). Romania ranked a close second behind Bulgaria.

Corruption remains an important problem in international business

A recent report by the Control Risks Group (CRG) shows that 40 percent of the surveyed companies believe to have lost business due to bribes paid by competitors.