Council Calls to Increase Efforts to Tackle Corruption
7 August 2023
Simon Haupt

On 4 May 2023, the Council adopted conclusions on corruption as an obstacle to development. The conclusions emphasise the increased urgency of adopting a whole-of-government approach to combatting corruption in context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the illegal war of Russia against Ukraine. In particular, the Council highlights the importance of the following points:

The Commission and the EEAS are invited to provide regular updates on the progress made in reducing corruption across the EU. This should involve ensuring that the existing reporting mechanisms accurately capture all EU measures aimed at combating corruption in a comprehensive manner.

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Simon Haupt

Simon Haupt has been intern at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law (7/2023-8/2023)

Leipzig University

law student and student assistant at the Chair of Prof. Elisa Hoven (chair for German and Foreign Criminal Law, Criminal Procedural Law, Economic Criminal Law and Media Criminal Law)