DIRECTORATE GENERAL FOR INTERNAL POLICIES
POLICY DEPARTMENT D: BUDGETARY AFFAIRS
Deterrence of fraud with EU funds throughinvestigative journalism in EU-27
The study depicts the state of investigative journalism in the 27 EU member states, with afocus on Denmark, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Spain, UK and a special focus on the interactionbetween European institutions and investigative journalists. It illustrates conditionspromoting or impeding good investigative journalism in general, and in particular forreporting on fraud with EU funds and revenues.It recommends: a swift implementation of workable freedom of information laws across theEU, comprehensiveness of data provided by EU bodies and member states on their spending,targeted training for journalists, promotion of investigative centres and more cooperationbetween journalists and officials at EU and national levels, this in view of advancedtransparency and helping citizens to understand the added value of EU spending.
13/09/2012PE 490.663 EN