European Union On Wednesday 18 December, Irishwoman Emily O’Reilly, a European mediator since 2013, was re-elected for a five-year term during a plenary session of the European Parliament held in Strasbourg, with a narrow majority of 320 votes out of 600. It took three rounds before she gained a...
European Union By 461 votes “in favour”, 157 votes “against” and 89 “abstentions”, the von der Leyen Commission received the endorsement of the European Parliament on Wednesday 27 November. The Greens group had not wished to lend it their support, pointing to too many contradictions within the Commission. The...
The Network for Integrity aims to develop an international culture of integrity, transparency and ethics in public life. With the current declining trust in government and democracy in general,...
The network key figures
The Network for Integrity has an international dimension. It brings together institutions that share common values and missions related to transparency, ethics and integrity of public officials.
"Open government means acknowledging that we can no longer make decisions apart from the citizenry."
"A lack of transparency fuels corruption, a corrosive force that hits the poor and the vulnerable the hardest."
"The world doesn't change by itself. If we want a fairer world we have to actively take part in it."
"People should be conscious that they can change a corrupt system."
"Without strong watchdog institutions, impunity becomes the very foundation upon which systems of corruption are built."
"The corruption of the best things gives rise to the worst."
“A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.”
« If corruption is a disease, transparency is a central part of its treatment. »
« Integrity, transparency and the fight against corruption have to be part of the culture. They have to be taught as fundamental values. »
"Taking action means saying ‘no’ to indifference. If there is a war to be waged, it is the war against the indifference which is eating away at our societies."