Anti-Corruption Pledge

The 2013 EU anti-corruption report demonstrated corruption is a persistent problem across the 28 member states of the European Union and that urgent action is needed.

Throughout the mandate of the next European Parliament (2014-2019) I am committed to fighting corruption and promoting transparency, accountability and integrity in EU institutions, policies and legislation.

Specifically, I commit myself to working in consultation with civil society and others to achieve the following aims:

  1. The governance and law-making of EU institutions will become a global model of transparency, accountability and integrity, establishing the highest standards. I/we commit to upholding both the letter and spirit of the Code of Conduct for MEPs and will publish a ‘legislative footprint’ that will be attached to any report that I am responsible for drafting in my in office.
  2. The EU will promote greater integrity and transparency in public spending. It will ensure that all information on EU funds is published in a manner that is easily accessible and usable by citizens, for example by conforming to open data principles. EU public procurement rules will take account of open contracting principles and have effective methods to deal with conflicts of interest. This applies to spending by EU and national bodies.
  3. The EU will promote initiatives and legislation that will provide effective protection to whistleblowers in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

More about the pledge

List of signatures

  • 282 Jānis Liepiņš, Latvia (PDF)
  • 280 Jānis Tutins, Latvia (PDF)
  • 278 Jānis Blūzmanis, Latvia (PDF)
  • 276 Ilona Jurševska, Latvia (PDF)
  • 274 Līga Bite, Latvia (PDF)
  • 272 Eldars Mamedovs, Latvia (PDF)
  • 270 Valērijs Trusevičs, Latvia (PDF)
  • 268 Ojārs Ēriks Kalniņš, Latvia (PDF)
  • 266 Krišjānis Bušs, Latvia (PDF)
  • 264 Pēteris Viņķelis, Latvia (PDF)
  • 262 Elga Zegele, Latvia (PDF)
  • 260 Inese Vaidere, Latvia (PDF)
  • 258 Anna Broka, Latvia (PDF)
  • 256 Andrejs Judins, Latvia (PDF)
  • 254 Vladimirs Reskājs, Latvia (PDF)
  • 252 Rihards Pīks, Latvia (PDF)
  • 250 Liene Cakare, Latvia (PDF)
  • 248 Iveta Ciganova, Latvia (PDF)
  • 246 Emīls Jakrins, Latvia (PDF)
  • 244 Andrejs Žagars, Latvia (PDF)
  • 242 Terry Reintke, Germany (PDF)
  • 240 Gabriele Antonica, Italy (PDF)
  • 281 Irina Cvetkova, Latvia (PDF)
  • 279 Boriss Cilevičs, Latvia (PDF)
  • 277 Artūrs Graudiņš, Latvia (PDF)
  • 275 Andris Bērziņš, Latvia (PDF)
  • 273 Ņikita Ņikiforovs, Latvia (PDF)
  • 271 Guntars Jirgensons, Latvia (PDF)
  • 269 Valdis Dombrovskis, Latvia (PDF)
  • 267 Sandra Kalniete, Latvia (PDF)
  • 265 Veiko Spolītis, Latvia (PDF)
  • 263 Kārlis Šadurskis, Latvia (PDF)
  • 261 Karina Korna, Latvia (PDF)
  • 259 Arturs Krišjānis Kariņš, Latvia (PDF)
  • 257 Anna Buša, Latvia (PDF)
  • 255 Aleksejs Loskutovs, Latvia (PDF)
  • 253 Uldis Osis, Latvia (PDF)
  • 251 Oskars Ikstens, Latvia (PDF)
  • 249 Juris Pūce, Latvia (PDF)
  • 247 Iļja Kirejevs, Latvia (PDF)
  • 245 Dans Titavs, Latvia (PDF)
  • 243 Aleksejs Bočarovs, Latvia (PDF)
  • 241 Francesco Bruzzone, Italy (PDF)
  • 239 Luca Papini, Italy (PDF)