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Group of States against corruption (GRECO)

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Eliminating undue influence and political interference are crucial for preventing corruption within the legislature and the judiciary in Azerbaijan

[Strasbourg, 2 April 2015] The Council of Europe’s Group of States against corruption (GRECO) has published today its Fourth Round Evaluation Report on Azerbaijan dealing with corruption prevention in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors.

Although the principles of independence and the separation of powers are enshrined in the Constitution and key laws of Azerbaijan, the institutional set up grants particularly strong powers to the President and members of the executive, who exercise considerable influence on the legislature and the judiciary, including the Prosecutor’s Office. This environment lacks transparency and is prone to political favouritism and corruption. (more)

Link to the report pdf 

GRECO 67 - Draft Agenda / Decisions pdf

Council of Europe’s Anti-corruption group invites Lithuania to focus on a proper enforcement of the rules on corruption prevention among members of parliament, judges and prosecutors


[Strasbourg, 11/02/2015] In a report published today, the Council of Europe Anti-Corruption Group (GRECO) acknowledges the comprehensive legal and institutional framework developed by Lithuania to prevent and fight corruption among members of parliament, judges and prosecutors. It also stresses that the authorities now need to shift their focus to ensuring that the legal norms are well understood and properly enforced. (more)

Link to the report pdf 



Calendar 2015 pdf

Plenary meetings

Tours de table / Presentations




Incriminations (thematic review of GRECO's Third Evaluation Round)

Political Funding (thematic review of GRECO's Third Evaluation Round)

Lessons learnt from the three evaluation rounds (2000-2010)



Corruption Prevention in respect of Members of Parliament, Judges and Prosecutors

Reports adopted


Reference texts

Evaluators' guidelines  pdf




Third evaluation round

Second evaluation round

First evaluation round

Latest reports made public pdf


Fourth Evaluation Round

Evaluation reports - Azerbaijan (2 April 2015) - Lithuania (11 February  2015) - Germany (28 January 2015)

Compliance reports - Estonia (17 April 2015) [conclusions] - Latvia (14 April 2015) - Finland (1 April 2015) - Iceland (1 April 2015) - Slovenia (18 March 2015) - Poland (24 February 2015) - United Kingdom (19 January 2015)

Third Evaluation Round

Compliance reports - Austria (24 February 2015)

Interim Compliance reports - France (12 March 2015) - Belgium (5 March 2015) - Czech Republic (5 February 2015) -Turkey (4 February 2015) - Germany (28 January 2015)

Second Compliance reports - Romania (14 April 2015) - Azerbaijan (2 April 2015) - Moldova (1 April 2015) - Portugal (1 April 2015) - Hungary (13 March 2015) - Montenegro (19 January 2015)

Addenda to the Second Compliance reports - Spain (3 March 2015) - Poland (9 January 2015)