Group of States against corruption (GRECO)

Council of Europe Anti-Corruption Group (GRECO) publishes its compliance report on Ukraine

Press release

Strasbourg, 26 February 2014 – A report detailing the follow-up given to recommendations made to Ukraine by the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has just been published with the permission of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine.
 
The recommendations concerned two distinct themes – “Incriminations”, where GRECO very much regrets that the legal reform is incomplete and partly inconsistent, and “Transparency of Party Funding”.
 
GRECO concludes that Ukraine has implemented satisfactorily or dealt with in a satisfactory manner only three of the sixteen recommendations contained in its Third Round Evaluation Report.
 
Of the seven recommendations that have been partly implemented and the six that have not been implemented, most concern the second theme of “Transparency of Party Funding”.
 
GRECO urges Ukraine to step up its efforts to significantly increase transparency in the funding of political parties and election campaigns and to pursue the reforms already initiated.
 
Link to the report