Combatting corruption in sport: the Council adopts conclusions

The Council today adopted conclusions on combatting corruption in sport. The main aim of the conclusions is to suggest how the EU and its member states and the sports movement can contribute to achieving integrity and fairness in sport. They recognise that while corruption in sport is not a new phenomenon, there is no overall EU approach to anti-corruption measures in sport.

Corruption is recognised in the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) as one of the ‘areas of particularly serious crimes with a cross-border dimension’. High profile corruption cases in recent years have shown the potential damage corruption can cause to the reputation of sport for integrity and fair play.

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