EU Ombudsman-GRECO cooperation

24/05/2017 Strasbourg

EU Ombudsman publishes its practical guidelines for public officials when interacting with interest representatives (do's and don'ts list) and the Institution's 2016 Annual Report. GRECO’s contribution to the Guidelines is available here.

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European Parliament session and GRECO

17/05/2017 Strasbourg

European Parliament calls for the EU to advance its application for membership to GRECO as soon as possible. European Parliament resolution of 16 May 2017 on the Annual report 2015 on the protection of the EU’s financial interests – Fight against fraud (2016/2097(INI))

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GRECO Evaluators’ Training Seminar, Strasbourg, 3-5 May 2017

09/05/2017 Strasbourg

A Training Seminar was held in Strasbourg, on 3-5 May 2017, to prepare evaluators for the Fifth Evaluation Round. This hands-on practical Seminar included case studies and mock evaluations to enable participants to become familiar with GRECO evaluation procedures (and the requirements thereof)...

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The Role of Trust in the Functioning of Institutions (EBRD Annual Meetings – Nicosia)

10/05/2017 Nicosia, Cyprus

GRECO’s President, Marin Mrčela, spoke at the EBRD’s Annual Meetings in Nicosia (Cyprus). He stressed that “When corruption becomes the norm, trust in the proper functioning of institutions disappears, resulting in economic crisis, in the inability of the state to exercise its democratic...

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Germany ratifies the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption and its Additional Protocol

10/05/2017 Strasbourg

Germany ratifies the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption and its Additional Protocol. They will enter into force with respect to Germany on 1 September 2017. Links to the treaties ETS No. 173 and ETS No. 191

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Lithuania: Council of Europe anti-corruption body publishes report on the prevention of corruption

24/04/2017 Strasbourg

In a report published today, the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) welcomes the reforms undertaken by Lithuania to prevent corruption among members of parliament, judges and prosecutors, but calls on the authorities to step up efforts especially in the judiciary and...

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Council of Europe anti-corruption body GRECO expresses concern about the use of emergency procedures to amend legislation in Romania

18/04/2017 Strasbourg

In a report published today, the Council of Europe anti-corruption body (GRECO) expresses concern about the use of emergency procedures to amend legislation in Romania instead of using proper parliamentary process. GRECO has followed closely recent developments in Romania related to the...

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Portugal - Publication of the Addendum to the Second Compliance Report on Portugal (Third Evaluation Round)

13/04/2017 Strasbourg

Following the authorisation by the authorities of Portugal, GRECO publishes the Addendum to the Second Compliance Report on Portugal, relating to ”Incriminations (ETS 173 and 191, GPC 2)” and ”Transparency of Party Funding”. This Addendum to the Second Compliance Report terminates the Third Round...

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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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Poland - Publication of the Second Compliance Report

28/03/2017

Today, GRECO has published its Second Compliance Report of Fourth Evaluation Round on Poland, as adopted at its 75th Plenary Meeting in Strasbourg (20-24 March 2017). Link to the report

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