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Triangle bleu 2015

26 August 2015 Triangle bleu Council of Europe calls for sharpened mesaures to counter corruption among parliamentarians, judges and prosecutors in Montenegro (more ...) Link to the report

22 July 2015 Triangle bleu Hungary urged by GRECO to strengthen anti-corruption measures (more ...) Link to the report

2 July 2015 Triangle bleu Serbia urged by GRECO to improve tools for preventing corruption among parliamentarians, judges and prosecutors (more ...) Link to the report

23 June 2015 Triangle bleu GRECO urges reforms to strengthen accountability of judges and parliamentarians in Malta (more ...) Link to the report

18 June 2015 Triangle bleu GRECO publishes today its 15th General Activity Report (2014). Despite the examples of progress made, a significant number of states are failing to fully implement its recommendations to prevent and combat corruption. ...(press release)

Link to the report pdf 

13 May 2015 Triangle bleu Bulgaria to adopt a more cohesive and systematic approach to corruption prevention among MPs, judges and prosecutors (more...) Link to the report

2 April 2015 Triangle bleu Eliminating undue influence and political interference are crucial for preventing corruption within the legislature and the judiciary in Azerbaijan (more ...) Link to the report

11 February 2015 Triangle bleuCouncil 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 (more...) Link to the report

28 January 2015 Triangle bleuGermany needs to improve tools for preventing corruption, according to Council of Europe Anti-corruption Group (more ...) Link to the report

Triangle bleu 2014

9 December 2014 Triangle bleuStatement by Marin Mrčela, President of the Group of States against Corruption, on the occasion of International Anti-corruption Day (more...)

21 November 2014 Triangle bleuIn a report on Ireland, the Council of Europe’s Group of States against corruption (GRECO) assesses the Irish system for ensuring integrity and preventing corruption and misconduct among members of parliament, judges and prosecutors. (more...)

6 November 2014 Triangle bleuIn a report on Slovakia, the Council of Europe’s Group of States against corruption (GRECO) underscores substantial corruption risks and vulnerabilities that parliamentarians, judges and prosecutors are prone to in the Slovak Republic. (more...)

28 August 2014 Triangle bleuIn a report on Belgium published today, the Council of Europe Anti-Corruption Group (GRECO) calls for a reinforcement of its preventive measures concerning corruption within parliamentary and judicial institutions. (more...)

27 June 2014 Triangle bleuThe Council of Europe’s Group of States against corruption (GRECO) has published today its Fourth Round Evaluation Report on Albania dealing with corruption prevention in respect of members of Parliament, judges and prosecutors. (more...)

25 June 2014 Triangle bleuIn a report published today, the Council of Europe Anti-Corruption Group (GRECO) assesses positively the Norwegian system for ensuring integrity and preventing corruption and misconduct among members of parliament, judges and prosecutors. (more...)

25 June 2014 Triangle bleuIn a report published today, the Council of Europe anti-Corruption Group (GRECO) gives credit to the efforts made by Croatia to fight corruption in public life. However, despite the many encouraging steps taken, Croatian citizens’ trust in their key institutions remains low. This negative perception is particularly troublesome with respect to the judiciary and politicians. (more...

CoverRappAnnuel201419 June 2014 Triangle bleuIn its annual report, published today, the Council of Europe´s anti-corruption monitoring group GRECO expresses concern about the little progress made by a significant number of European countries in implementing its recommendations on transparency of political funding. In the report, GRECO partly attributes this situation to the political sensitivity of party and campaign funding, and to the fact that, by evaluating states in this field, GRECO´s monitoring has extended to areas beyond direct governmental control and under the influence of political parties and parliaments themselves. (more...)

16 April 2014 Triangle bleuDanish measures to prevent corruption among members of parliament, judges and prosecutors appear to be quite effective in practice. However, the current system based on trust might not always provide sufficient safeguards against corruption risks in the future. (more...)

IAC_Laxbg_Conf2 April 2014 Triangle bleuConference on “Strengthening the capacity of parliamentarians, judges and prosecutors to prevent corruption in their own ranks: emerging trends from two years of GRECO Round IV evaluations” - 10-11 April 2014 International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) Muenchendorfer Strasse 2, 2361 Laxenburg, Austria - Under the auspices of the Austrian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, this one and a half day conference will be jointly organised by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Justice, the Group of States against Corruption of the Council of Europe (GRECO), and the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), with extra financial support from the Government of Monaco. (more...)

17 March 2014 Triangle bleuIn a report published today on “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, the Council of Europe’s Anti-Corruption Group (GRECO) considers insufficient and expresses concern on the effectiveness of the implementation and enforcement of the legal framework governing the prevention of corruption among members of Parliament, judges and prosecutors. (more...)

26 February 2014 Triangle bleuA 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. (more...)

3 February 2014 Triangle bleuThe Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) today published a summary of its Joint First and Second Round Evaluation Report on Belarus adopted in June 2012. (more...)

27 January 2014 Triangle bleuIn a report released today, the Council of Europe Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) welcomes a series of recent reforms in the prevention of corruption in France, but notes that important gaps remain in the rules and regulations applicable to parliamentarians, judges and prosecutors. (more...)

15 January 2014 Triangle bleuCouncil of Europe anti-corruption body urges Spain to recast public trust in political and judicial institutions. (more...)

Triangle bleu2013

10 December 2013 Triangle bleuResignation of the Slovenian anti-corruption Commissioners (press release)

20 November 2013 Triangle bleuConference on “Gender Dimensions of Corruption” – Prague, 13 December 2013 (more...) (Gender...)

12 November 2013 Triangle bleuSweden encouraged to further sharpen its tools for preventing corruption (more...)

18 July 2013 Triangle bleuGRECO praised the integrity policy implemented by judges and prosecutors in the Netherlands (more...)

1 July 2013 Triangle bleuCouncil of Europe expects further progress on corruption prevention in Luxembourg (more...)

13 June 2013 Triangle bleuGRECO called on states to strengthen corruption prevention concerning parliamentarians, judges and prosecutors  (more...)

30 May 2013 Triangle bleuGRECO called on Slovenia to further develop corruption prevention concerning members of Parliament, judges and prosecutors (more...)

5 April 2013 Triangle bleuGRECO published compliance reports on Czech Republic, Cyprus, Norway and Republic of Moldova: Cyprus / Czech Republic / Republic of Moldova / Council of Europe Web-TV / Norway

28 March 2013 Triangle bleuIceland urged to further strengthen anti-corruption measures (more...)

27 March 2013 Triangle bleuFinland encouraged to further sharpen its tools to prevent corruption (more...)

6 March 2013 Triangle bleuGRECO praised UK parliament, judges and prosecutors for taking corruption prevention seriously (more...)

25 January 2013 Triangle bleuGRECO encouraged Poland to pursue efforts in preventing corruption in the parliament and the judiciary (more...)

SG22 January 2013 Triangle bleuThorbjørn Jagland: “Corruption is the biggest threat to democracy in Europe today” Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland today issued an impassioned call for Europe to reaffirm its collective and individual commitment to protect human rights, solidarity and democracy, but warned that widespread corruption was undermining citizens’ trust in the rule of law. (more...)

8 January 2013 Triangle bleuGRECO urges Estonia to sharpen its corruption prevention policy concerning members of Parliament, judges and prosecutors (more...)

Triangle bleu2012

17 December 2012 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Fourth Round evaluation Report on Latvia (more...)

31 October 2012 Triangle bleu The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), one of the Council of Europe’s monitoring bodies established to protect democracy and the rule of law in Europe, has just released its first report on Liechtenstein. (more...)

13 August 2012 Triangle bleuGRECO calls for improved anti-bribery legislation and a more transparent political funding in the Russian Federation (more...)

9 May 2012 Triangle bleuGRECO called on its member states to set up transparent systems for party and election campaign financing. In its annual activity report GRECO, while acknowledging an increase in regulatory efforts by states in this field, points out a number of shortcomings. (more...)

11 April 2012 Triangle bleuGRECO calls on Italy to improve transparency in political party funding and to sanction corruption vigorously (more...)

3 April 2012 Triangle bleuGRECO’s first decade: some lessons to be learnt through eight thematic articles - GRECO published a compendium on the themes that have been dealt with over the first decade of its existence (from 2000 to 2011) (more...)

29 March 2012 Triangle bleuIn its report on Monaco [theme I / theme II] published today, GRECO highlights that the incriminations of bribery and trading in influence suffer from significant deficiencies with regard to the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption. (more...)

28 February 2012 Triangle bleuIn its first report on San Marino [report], released today, GRECO highlights that the country is still at an early stage in the fight against corruption and needs to pay greater attention to integrity and transparency in the public sector. (more...)

26 January 2012 Triangle bleuGRECO calls on the USA to ratify the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption, praises the overall transparency of political financing but stresses the need to enhance this transparency in respect of certain types of contributions. (more...)

13 January 2012 Triangle bleuGRECO called for Austria to ratify the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption, to fully implement it, and to swiftly and substantially improve legislation on political funding. (more...)

Triangle bleu2011

9 December 2011 Triangle bleuGRECO bids farewell to its President - Drago KOS - and elects a new President, Vice-President and Bureau Drago KOS (Slovenia), GRECO’s President since 2002, left this important function on the day of election of a new President, Vice-President and Bureau at GRECO’s 53rd plenary meeting (5-9 December). Mr Kos’ outstanding services to the Council of Europe and GRECO were honoured with the Organisation’s Pro Merito Medal presented to him by Deputy Secretary General Maud DE BOER-BUQUICCHIO. (more...)

2 December 2011 Triangle bleuGRECO called for Switzerland to increase the effectiveness of criminal law particularly concerning bribery of foreign public officials and in the private sector, and to adopt legislation on political funding. (more...)

30 November 2011 Triangle bleuCouncil of Europe Group of States against Corruption calls for improved anti-bribery legislation and stricter supervision of political funding in Ukraine (more...)

17 August 2011 Triangle bleuGRECO published report on Bosnia and Herzegovina (more...)

1 July 2011 Triangle bleuGRECO published report on Georgia (more...)

29 June 2011 Triangle bleuGroup of States against Corruption today published its annual report - GRECO Chair Drago Kos calls for more resources to fight corruption - Drago Kos, Chair of the Council of Europe Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), today called for more resources – time and effort, and ultimately funding – for fighting corruption in Europe, and at global level. (more...)

15 June 2011 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Third Round Evaluation Report on Andorra (more...)

29 April 2011 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Third Round Evaluation Report on the Czech Republic (more...)

11 April 2011 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Third Round Evaluation Report on Armenia (more...)

6 April 2011 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Third Round Evaluation Report on Moldova (more...)

4 April 2011 Triangle bleuGRECO published a report on Cyprus (more...)

SGA28 March 2011 Triangle bleuGRECO an exemplary standard for international anti-corruption, says Deputy Secretary General - The Deputy Secretary General made an introductory speech at the GRECO on the occasion of its 50th Plenary Meeting. She underlined that, over the past 11 years, GRECO has set an exemplary standard for international anti-corruption. (more...)

15 March 2011 Triangle bleuGRECO published a report on Romania (more...)

13 January 2011 Triangle bleuBelarus joins the Group of States against Corruption as its 49th member (more...)

Triangle bleu2010

14 December 2010 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Third Round Evaluation Report on Montenegro - (more...)

9 December 2010 Triangle bleuInternational Anti-Corruption Day - GRECO President Drago Kos: “We need further cooperation with the EU in the fight against corruption” - Drago Kos, President of the Council of Europe Group of States against Corruption, today issued the following statement to mark the International Anti-Corruption Day. (more...)

8 December 2010 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Third Round Evaluation Report on Portugal - (more...)

6 December 2010 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Third Round Evaluation Report on Serbia - (more...)

18 November 2010 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Third Round Evaluation Report on Azerbaijan - (more...)

10 November 2010 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Third Round Evaluation Report on Bulgaria - (more...)

30 September 2010 Triangle bleuExchange of views with Global Organization of Parliamentarians against Corruption (GOPAC) In the context of the preparation of its Fourth Evaluation Round, GRECO held an exchange of views on Corruption Prevention in Parliamentary Assemblies with the participation of Mr Ghassan E. MOUKHEIBER, Global Organization of Parliamentarians against Corruption (GOPAC) and Chair of GOPAC’s Global Task Force on Parliamentary Ethics, as keynote speaker. From left to right: M. Mrcela (GRECO Vice-President), G.E. Moukheiber (GOPAC), W. Rau (Executive Secretary of GRECO)

30 August 2010 Triangle bleuGRECO published today its Third Round Evaluation Report on “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” - (more...)

16 August 2010 Triangle bleuThe Republic of San Marino has joined the Council of Europe Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) on 13 August 2010 as its 48th Member State. (read more ...)

29 July 2010 Triangle bleuGRECO published report on Hungary (more...)

7 July 2010 Triangle bleuGRECO published report on Greece (read more...)

29 June 2010 Triangle bleuGRECO published horizontal study on Political financing - “Political Financing: GRECO’s first 22 evaluations”: focuses on three key topics examined by GRECO - (more...)

24 June 2010 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Tenth General Activity Report, an overview of 2009 (more...)

20 April 2010 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Third Round Evaluation Report on Turkey (more...)

25 February 2010 Triangle bleuGRECO published Report on Denmark (more...)

17 February 2010 Triangle bleuGRECO published Report on Lithuania (more...)

25 January 2010 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Third Round Evaluation Report on Ireland (more...)

12 January 2010 Triangle bleuOn 1 January 2010, Liechtenstein became a member of the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) (more...)

Triangle bleu2009

9 December 2009 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Third Round Evaluation Report on Germany. (more...)

9 December 2009 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Third Round Evaluation Report on Croatia. (more...)

10 November 2009 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Third Round Evaluation Report on Malta. (more...)

16 October 2009 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Joint First and Second Round Evaluation Report on Italy. (more...)

12 October 2009 Triangle bleuGRECO’s 10th Anniversary Conference (Strasbourg, 5 October 2009) and 44th Plenary Meeting (6-8 October 2009) (more...)

Link to the page on 10th Anniversary Conference

17 September 2009 Triangle bleuCriminalisation of corruption and transparency of party funding in Albania are the focus of a report published by the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) today. (more...)

20 August 2009 Triangle bleuHigh-level Conference on the occasion of GRECO’s 10th Anniversary - Strasbourg, 5 October 2009 - In October 2009, 10 years will have elapsed since 21 member States of the Council of Europe gathered in Strasbourg on the occasion of the first plenary meeting of the Group of States against Corruption – GRECO. (read more...)

22 June 2009 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Third Round Evaluation Report on Belgium, following the agreement of the authorities. (more...)

28 May 2009 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Third Round Evaluation Report on Spain. (more...)

5 May 2009 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Third Round Evaluation Report on Norway. (more...)

30 April 2009 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Joint First and Second Round Evaluation Report on the Russian Federation, which joined GRECO in 2007 (more...)

31 March 2009 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Third Round Evaluation Report on Sweden. (more...)

26 March 2009 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Ninth General Activity report (2008) which was presented yesterday to the Committee of Ministers by GRECO’s President, Mr Drago KOS (Slovenia). (more...)

12 March 2009 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Third Round Evaluation Report on France. (more...)

17 February 2009 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Third Round Evaluation Report on Poland. (more...)

Triangle bleu2008

19 December 2008 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Joint First and Second Round Evaluation Report on Austria. (more...)

14 November 2008 Triangle bleuGRECO published Joint First and Second Round Evaluation Report on Monaco. (more...)

23 October 2008 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Third Round Evaluation Report on Latvia. (more...)

10 September 2008 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Third Round Evaluation Report on Netherlands. (more...)

25 August 2008 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Third Round Evaluation Report on Luxembourg. (more...)

8 July 2008 Triangle bleuDrago KOS, the President of the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) expresses great concern at the elimination of the Office of the Anti-Corruption Commissioner in Italy. (more...)

13 June 2008 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Third Round Evaluation Report on Slovenia. (more...)

2 juin 2008 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Joint First and Second Round Evaluation Report on Switzerland. (more....)

22 April 2008 Triangle bleuGRECO published a summary record of a Tour de Table on the issue of revolving doors/pantouflage, including presentations made by experts from four countries which have detailed regulations governing the movement of public officials to to the private sector [link].

16 April 2008 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Third Round Evaluation Report on Iceland. (more...)

15 April 2008 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Third Round Evaluation Report on Estonia. (more...)

8 April 2008 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Eighth General Activity report (2007) (more...) 3 April 2008 GRECO published its Third Round Evaluation Report on the United Kingdom. (more...) 14 March 2008  GRECO published its Third Round Evaluation Report on the Slovak Republic. (more...)

Triangle bleu2007

12 December 2007 Triangle bleuGRECO published its first Third Round Evaluation Report on Finland (more...)

9 December 2007 Triangle bleuStatement by Mr Drago KOS, President of the Group of States against Corruption, on the occasion of the International Anti-corruption Day  / Video message (more...)

29 October 2007 Triangle bleuGRECO published its report on Ukraine (more...)

1 July 2007 Triangle bleuMonaco becomes 46th member of the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) (more...)

30 June 2007 Triangle bleuItaly becomes 45th member of the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) (more...)

14 June 2007 Triangle bleuGRECO published today its Seventh General Activity report (2006) (more...)

24 May 2007 Triangle bleuThe 33rd plenary meeting of the Council of Europe Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) devoted to a training workshop on incriminations within the Third Evaluation Round (29 May) and the examination of reports in the framework of the First and Second Evaluation Rounds (30 May-1 June). (more...)

7 February 2007 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Joint First and Second Round Evaluation Report on Andorra (more...)

1 February 2007 Triangle bleuThe Russian Federation becomes 44th member of the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) (more...)

31 January 2007 Triangle bleuGRECO published report on Bosnia and Herzegovina (more...)

15 January 2007 Triangle bleuGRECO published report on Georgia (more...) 9 January 2007 GRECO published report on the Republic of Montenegro (more...)

Triangle bleu2006

6 December 2006 Triangle bleuSpeech by T. DAVIS - ''Corruption undermines the very foundations of democracy'' (more...)

30 November 2006 Triangle bleuGRECO published report on Turkey (more...)

17 November 2006 Triangle bleuGRECO published report on Moldova (more...)

17 October 2006 Triangle bleuGRECO published report on the USA (more...)

9 October 2006 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Joint First and Second Round Evaluation Report on the Republic of Serbia (more...)

20 September 2006 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Joint First and Second Round Evaluation Report on Azerbaijan (more...) 22 August 2006 GRECO concludes non-compliance procedure against Georgia (more...)

19 July 2006 Triangle bleuGRECO published report on Cyprus (more...)

27 June 2006 Triangle bleuGRECO published its 6th General Activity Report (2005) (more ...)

14 June 2006 Triangle bleuGRECO published report on the Czech Republic (more ...)

24 May 2006 Triangle bleuGRECO published report on Portugal (more...)

16 May 2006 Triangle bleuGRECO published report on Hungary (more...).

10 March 2006 Triangle bleuGRECO published report on Armenia (more...)

28 February 2006 Triangle bleuGRECO published report on Ireland (more...)

12 January 2006 Triangle bleuUkraine becomes 40th member of the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) (more...)

6 January 2006 Triangle bleuGRECO's visit to the USA from 12 to 16 December 2005. (more...)

Triangle bleu2005  

13 December 2005 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Second Round Evaluation Reports on Croatia (more...) and Greece. (more...)

2 December 2005 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Second Round Evaluation Report on "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" (more...).

10 November 2005 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Second Round Evaluation Report on the Netherlands. (more...)

19 October 2005 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Second Round Evaluation Report on Romania. (more...)

17 October 2005 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Second Round Evaluation Report on Bulgaria. (more...)

14 September 2005 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Second Round Evaluation Report on Lithuania. (more...)

23 August 2005 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Second Round Evaluation Report on Malta. (more...)

8 July 2005 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Second Round Evaluation Report on Albania. (more...)

6 July 2005 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Second Round Evaluation Report on Germany. (more...)

5 July 2005 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Second Round Evaluation Report on Spain. (more...)

23 June 2005 Triangle bleuGRECO published its Fifth General Activity report for 2004 (more...)

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