Political and Other Forms of Corruption in the Attribution of Public Procurement Contracts and Allocation of EU Funds: Extent of the Phenomenon and Overview of Practices

16-09-2013

This study reviews the problem of political and other forms of corruption in public procurement in the European Union. It identifies weaknesses in all the stages of the public procurement cycle, allowing corruption to undermine the objectives of integrity and value for money and eventually jeopardise the whole EU internal market policy. The study recommends to strengthen national public administration arrangements and implement effective anti-corruption tools covering transparency, accountability and professionalism in public procurement.

This study reviews the problem of political and other forms of corruption in public procurement in the European Union. It identifies weaknesses in all the stages of the public procurement cycle, allowing corruption to undermine the objectives of integrity and value for money and eventually jeopardise the whole EU internal market policy. The study recommends to strengthen national public administration arrangements and implement effective anti-corruption tools covering transparency, accountability and professionalism in public procurement.