The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) published in June an assessment of the Code of Conduct for Members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe(PACE), in which it identifies significant shortcomings and points out the need for a number of improvements.
The President of GRECO, Marin Mrčela, welcomed the steps taken by the Assembly to address the allegations of corruption it has been facing. ”Preventing and countering corruption starts from our doorsteps. I trust that the Parliamentary Assembly will take GRECO’s views into account when reviewing and strengthening its integrity framework”, he said.
GRECO prepared the assessment following a request by PACE´s Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs.