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– In its annual report published today, the Council of Europe anti-corruption group (GRECO) calls on European states to bolster the legal and institutional capacity of their parliamentarians, judges and prosecutors in order to prevent and unequivocally address corruption in their own ranks.
GRECO concludes that these three professional groups need to better internalise prevention corruption as part of their daily jobs and be proactive in developing precise and transparent codes of conduct reinforced by credible mechanisms of supervision and sanction. (more...)
GRECO calls on Slovenia to further develop corruption prevention concerning
members of Parliament, judges and prosecutors
(translation provided by the authorities of Slovenia)
GRECO 60 - Strasbourg, 17-21 June 2013 - Draft Agenda
GRECO publishes compliance reports on Czech Republic, Cyprus, Norway and Republic of Moldova
[Strasbourg, 05/04/2013] – The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has published compliance reports on the Republic of Moldova, the Czech Republic and Cyprus, and a second compliance report on Norway. The reports assess the level of compliance with the recommendations made by GRECO in its Third Round evaluation reports, which deal with the criminalisation of corruption and the transparency of party financing.
urged to further strengthen anti-corruption measures
[Strasbourg, 28/03/2013]– Due to its unique circumstances, Iceland faces particular challenges in preventing corruption among its key institutions. Significant improvements have been made recently, notably since the collapse of the banking system, but there is still work to be done.
These are the main findings of an evaluation report published today by the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), which focuses on anti-corruption measures among parliamentarians, judges and prosecutors.
The report noted that Iceland’s small population size and remote location mean that interlinked personal and professional relationships can give rise to conflicts of interest. It also highlighted the ongoing re-appraisal of the informal checks and balances in Icelandic society and the concepts of transparency and corruption following the banking collapse in 2008. (more...)
encouraged to further sharpen its tools to prevent corruption
– Finland has an effective system for preventing corruption among
members of parliament, judges and prosecutors. However, there is still room
for improvement – particularly with regard to conflicts of interest among
GRECO 59 - Strasbourg, 18-22 March 2013 - Decisions