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

  • 194 Matthijs Pontier, Netherlands (PDF)
  • 192 Emil Rutiku, Estonia (PDF)
  • 190 Michal Bubán, Slovakia (PDF)
  • 188 Jozef Štrba, Slovakia (PDF)
  • 186 Maroš Šečovič, Slovakia (PDF)
  • 184 Peter Puškár, Slovakia (PDF)
  • 182 Pavel Marko, Slovakia (PDF)
  • 180 Kristína Mišutová, Slovakia (PDF)
  • 178 Ondrej Dostál, Slovakia (PDF)
  • 176 Sven Giegold, Germany (PDF)
  • 174 Rogier Huurman, Netherlands (PDF)
  • 172 Dennis de Jong, Netherlands (PDF)
  • 170 Europe Démocratie Espéranto, France (PDF)
  • 168 Yvette Duchemann, France (PDF)
  • 166 Karima Delli, France (PDF)
  • 164 Catherine Grèze, France (PDF)
  • 162 Eric Mahuet, France (PDF)
  • 160 Sylvie Guillaume, France (PDF)
  • 158 Laure Patas d'Illiers, France (PDF)
  • 156 Ismaël Boudjekada, France (PDF)
  • 154 Violeta Tomič, Slovenia (PDF)
  • 152 Dušan Plut, Slovenia (PDF)
  • 193 Piratenpartij, Netherlands (PDF)
  • 191 Ivan Hopta, Slovakia (PDF)
  • 189 Alexander Bačík, Slovakia (PDF)
  • 187 Gabriela Kečkešová, Slovakia (PDF)
  • 185 Štefan Pecen, Slovakia (PDF)
  • 183 Miloslav Hetteš, Slovakia (PDF)
  • 181 Peter Mešťan, Slovakia (PDF)
  • 179 Damián Kováč, Slovakia (PDF)
  • 177 Miroslav Hajnoš, Slovakia (PDF)
  • 175 Hugo van der Zee, Netherlands (PDF)
  • 173 Socialistische Partij, Netherlands (PDF)
  • 171 Reinhard Bütikofer, Germany (PDF)
  • 169 Europe Ecologie Les Verts, France (PDF)
  • 167 Maryse Combres, France (PDF)
  • 165 Jocelyne Le Boulicaut, France (PDF)
  • 163 Myriam Martin, France (PDF)
  • 161 Didier Urschitz, France (PDF)
  • 159 Nouvelle Donne, France (PDF)
  • 157 La Bretagne pour une Europe sociale, France (PDF)
  • 155 Europe Citoyenne, France (PDF)
  • 153 Luka Mesec, Slovenia (PDF)
  • 151 Tjaša Učakar, Slovenia (PDF)