Macovei asks MEPs to pass ‘anti-graft’ statement

Monica Macovei is asking the MEP to fight against graft by passing a written statement. If 378 MEPs sign it by April 22, the statement will become the European Parliament’s official position in what concerns the anti-graft domain, ‘Romania Libera’ informs. The initiative has four MEPs from other political groups as co-signatories: Simon Busuttil (EPP, Malta), Luigi de Magistris (Liberal Group, Italy), Ana Gomez (Socialist Group, Portugal) and Bart Staes (Green Group, Belgium).

‘The European Parliament has to adopt a firm position against corruption because it concerns the utilization of the European tax-payers’ money, a problem that worries 78 per cent of EU citizens,’ Macovei stated referring to the results of the Eurobarometer on corruption conducted in 2009.

If the statement initiated by Macovei is adopted it will represent an instrument with which the European Parliament can apply the anti-graft and anti-fraud provisions included in the Stockholm Program that established the EU’s priorities in the freedom, security and justice domain for the next five years.

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