No EU country escapes corruption, study finds: Readers would be looking in vain if they scour the EU Commission's lengthy report
for a list that shows which countries in the European Union are most
corrupt and which are doing the best job of combating bribery and other
sources of unfair influence. In the report she headed, EU Home Affairs
Commissioner Cecilia Malmström refused to hand out grades for the 28 member states.
"It gives a frank assessment on how each member state tackles corruption, how existing laws and policies work in practice, and we suggest also how each member state can step up their work against corruption," Malmström told DW. The European Commission does point out after its 28 individual reports that there is a divide between the North and the South and also between the East and the West.