The Organisation of the Fight against Corruption in the Member States and Candidate Countries of the EU
Within the framework of the European Commission's Falcone programme, a study of the organisation of the fight against corruption in the Member States and candidate countries of the European Union was established by Ghent University. The results of the study can be found in this book, which provides a comparative analysis of anti-corruption arrangements across 24 European States. In addition to this it includes the full texts as provided by the experts selected to contribute both to the volume itself and the accompanying two-day meeting in Ghent, Belgium. The collection and publication of these reports supports one of the two central aims of the project: to assist in furthering mutual knowledge and understanding of the legal frameworks and organisations that are tasked with the fight against corruption across the European Union and candidate countries. This collection also reflects the second central aim of the project which was to assist in the formation of a wide network of people involved in anti-corruption efforts. For this reason the provided texts have come from a broad spectrum of interested agencies and individuals. Subsequently, they provide a broader picture of corruption in the 24 countries than might otherwise be expected. Accordingly, this four part volume begins with a brief introduction in which the aims, context, methodology and questionnaire are covered. Part two provides a comparative analysis of the reports, bolstered by the findings of the meeting. Part three contains the collected reports and can be used by practitioners and others interested in the anti-corruption arrangements of the various European Union Member States and candidate countries. The fourth and final part of this volume is a concluding statement in which the recommendations of the final meeting are suggested for consideration.
Publication Date: 12/31/2001