Nikolaj Nielsen, EUObserver
BRUSSELS - Corruption and lack of transparency are endemic throughout the EU, with direct links to the economic crisis.
The damning conclusion of a major study by the Berlin-based NGO, Transparency International (TI), was put forward at a hearing in the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday (6 June).
"Europe by and large fails the test," said Corbus de Swardt, managing editor of TI.
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