EU partners with US Congress and UK House of Commons to tackle authoritarian leaders and corrupt within the EU. The FBI is also seeking advice on how to deal with international fraud, corruption and conflicts of interest. That is the attitude of the European Anti-Corruption Commission, which has been visiting Washington in recent days.
“Now that America is back on the world stage, we urge them not to be naive about what’s happening in Europe. We have many children and it would be nice if the United States took action against them,” said PvdA MEP Laura Walters, a member of the anti-corruption group. For us, the focus is on leaders and cryptocurrencies in the EU. The assumption is that EU member states can be interdependent and that the rule of law is guaranteed. It is declining, and we want Americans to focus on it.
‘With those anxious children’ Walters refers to Hungarian President Open and former Czech Prime Minister Bobiz. He cites an example from the imposition of sanctions by the United States last year on the involvement of rich Bulgarian Vasil Boskov in corruption. ‘That campaign was successful and we should use it often.’
Walters agrees that it would be better for the EU to take care of itself and use the rule of law to enforce the rule of law, but many MEPs have now taken the European Commission to court.