A Civil Campaign Against Corruption in Europe

The Petition

It's time to take back our future. But we must act now.

The European Parliament is the place where our future, which is becoming more and more uncertain, is to be decided.

There is no time to lose if we want to reclaim our future. We must defeat the cancer of corruption and the epidemic of organized crime. Corruption costs to the European economy €120 billion a year, 1% of EU GDP, and more than 3,500 criminal organizations are draining Europe of an additional 4-5%.

Before the European Elections of 2014, we asked candidates from across Europe to join our campaign no matter their origins and their political parties. Once elected they should have created an intergroup with the objective to fight corruption and organized crime.

The request of Restarting the Future for all MEPs are:

1) To promote a European directive on whistleblowing: do not abandon those who have the courage to break the silence surrounding illegal acts that could harm or potentially damage the community. Countries that already have an innovative and effective practice have produced tangible results. 

2) To show their commitment to the institutions by the reconstitution of the parliamentary Committee on European organized crime, corruption and money laundering (CRIM), a crucial institution that, if not renewed, would be a gift to crime and its allies.

3) To establish an official European Day of memory and commitment to remembering the innocent victims of organized crime to be held on 21st March because where there is no memory, there is no future

Do not miss the opportunity to fight corruption in Europe.

MEPs Who Signed the Pledge

name

Barbara Spinelli
Vice President AFCO

country

Italy

party

L'altra Europa con Tsipras

group

GUE/NGL

name

Elena Valenciano Martínez-Orozco
President Subcommittee DROI

country

Spain

party

PSOE

group

S&D

name

Ana Gomes

country

Portugal

party

Partido Socialista

group

S&D

name

Martin Schulz

country

Germany

party

SPD - PES (Party of European Socialists)

group

S&D

name

José Bové

country

France

party

Greens

group

Greens/ALE

name

Mercedes Bresso

country

Italy

party

Pd - Partito democratico

group

S&D

name

Sergio Cofferati

country

Italy

party

Pd - Partito democratico

group

S&D