New GRECO evaluation round launched: Preventing corruption in central governments and law enforcement agencies

20/03/2017 Strasbourg

The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) launched on the 20th of March its Fifth Evaluation Round, just before the 75th plenary. The round will focus on “Preventing corruption and promoting integrity in central governments (top executive functions) and law enforcement agencies”. The event...

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Council of Europe’s Anti-Corruption body calls on Switzerland to develop ethical rules applicable to federal members of parliament, judges and prosecutors

15/03/2017 Strasbourg

In a report published today, the Council of Europe anti-Corruption body (GRECO) highlights the specificities of Switzerland’s institutions which enjoy considerable public confidence. It underlines, however, that the very organisation of the system allows subtle pressure to be exerted on...

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Gender equality and corruption - International Women's Day

08/03/2017 Strasbourg

Combating corruption contributes to a more inclusive, gender equal world #BeBoldForChange Useful links: International Women’s Day GRECO Gender Dimensions of Corruption Gender Equality website of the Council of Europe

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High-Level Launch of the Fifth Evaluation Round, Strasbourg, 20 March 2017 (morning)

10/03/2017

GRECO will launch its Fifth Evaluation Round just before GRECO’s 75th plenary. The round will focus on “Preventing corruption and promoting integrity in central governments (top executive functions) and law enforcement agencies”. The event would consist of high-level political interventions,...

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Azerbaijan - Publication of 4th Round Compliance Report

17/03/2017 Strasbourg

The authorities of Azerbaijan have today authorised publication of the Fourth Round Compliance Report on Azerbaijan. Links to the report in English / French / Azerbaijani* * unofficial translation, as provided by the authorities

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GRECO issues report on transparency of political funding and the criminalisation of corruption in the Czech Republic

02/03/2017 Strasbourg

In its report published today, GRECO concludes that the Czech Republic has made significant progress to improve the transparency of political funding, but regrets the lack of progress in implementing its pending recommendations concerning the criminalisation of corruption. The report points out...

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Call for ratification and implementation of the Council of Europe Criminal Law Convention on Corruption at the 2nd International Forum for Sports Integrity in Lausanne, 15/02/2017

21/02/2017 Strasbourg

At the Second International Forum for Sports Integrity, the IOC and representatives of governments, international organisations, sports betting operators, national regulating authorities and Olympic movement stakeholders called for the ratification and implementation of the Council of Europe...

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Fourth Round Compliance Report on Norway

15/02/2017 Strasbourg

The authorities of Norway have today confirmed publication of the Fourth Round Compliance Report on Norway.

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Second Interim Compliance Report of Fourth Round on Slovenia

15/02/2017 Strasbourg

Today, the authorities of Slovenia have authorised publication of the Second Interim Compliance Report of Fourth Round on Slovenia. This compliance report is also available in French (official language of the Council of Europe) and in Slovenian (unofficial translation, provided by the Slovenian...

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Austria should improve integrity rules in parliament and independence of the judiciary: anti-corruption report

13/02/2017 Strasbourg

In spite of commendable progress that Austria has made in recent years in domestic anti-corruption policies, those for parliamentarians are still at an early stage. Rules are needed to manage conflicts of interest when they arise and a code of conduct should be put in place to improve poor public...

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