As is usual with big ticket EU announcements, once you get past the smoke and flatus and look at the facts a very different picture emerges than that which the EU wish to present. The 'Europe is full of Corruption and only the EU can co-ordinate a meaningful response' meme of the latest scare is no different. Look through the base data for the Eurobarometer survey and the scare starts to fade away.
For instance, when asked whether during the past 12 months they had been requested to bribe healthcare providers, police or customs officers or private companies, 0% of Brits responded positively, emerging as Europe's squeakiest clean nation. At the other end of the scale, 29% of Latvian and 25% of Romanian respondents reported having to bribe officials (Page 81).
On one thing at least the people of Europe are united; 70% of European citizens think that the EU itself is profoundly corrupt. And that may be the truest fact to emerge from this particular exercise in support of the Federasts.