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Council of Europe anti-corruption body GRECO issues critical assessment of the Parliamentary Assembly integrity frameworkStrasbourg 21/06/2017
The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) today published an assessment of the Code of...
At its plenary meeting, the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body (GRECO) will consider, for...
Compliance Report on Turkey (3rd Evaluation Round on Incriminations and Transparency of Party Funding)Strasbourg 12/06/2017
GRECO has published today its Third Interim Compliance Report of Third Evaluation Round on...
Brussels and Strasbourg 07/06/2017
The Group of States against Corruption of the Council of Europe (GRECO) has called on European...
Conference on “Assessing the Implementation and Effectiveness of Systems for Disclosing Interests and Assets by Public Officials” (Tbilisi, 6-7 June 2017)Tbilissi 06/06/2017
Ms Vita Habjan Barborič, Bureau member of the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) of the...
The Fight against Corruption: a Priority for the Council of Europe
Ever since antiquity, corruption has been one of the most widespread and insidious of social evils. When it involves public officials and elected representatives, it is inimical to the administration of public affairs. Since the end of the 19th century, it has also been seen as a major threat in the private sphere, undermining the trust and confidence which are necessary for the maintenance and development of sustainable economic and social relations. It is estimated that hundreds of billions of Euros are paid in bribes every year. (more)
Members of GRECO Bureau
On Thursday, 29 November 2016, GRECO elected Marin MRČELA (Croatia) as its President and Agnès MAITREPIERRE (France) as its Vice-President. Helena LIŠUCHOVÁ (Czech Republic), Aslan YUSUFOV (Russian Federation), Vita HABJAN BARBORIČ (Slovenia), Ernst GNÄGI (Switzerland), and David MEYER (United Kingdom) have been elected members of the Bureau for the duration of the 5th Evaluation round starting in 2017.
Legal instruments adopted by the Council of Europe
- Criminal Law Convention on Corruption (ETS 173)
- Civil Law Convention on Corruption (ETS 174)
- Additional Protocol to the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption (ETS 191)
- Twenty Guiding Principles against Corruption (Resolution (97) 24)
- Recommendation on Codes of Conduct for Public Officials (Recommendation No. R(2000)10)
- Recommendation on Common Rules against Corruption in the Funding of Political Parties and Electoral Campaigns (Recommendation Rec(2003)4)