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GRECO’s 10th Anniversary Conference (Strasbourg, 5 October 2009) and 44th Plenary Meeting (6-8 October 2009)

[Strasbourg, 12/10/09] -
GRECO celebrated its first ten years of existence
On 5 October 2009, the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) celebrated its 10th Anniversary with a High-level Conference which brought together a large number of Ministers and Secretaries of State as well as representatives from its 46 member States, several non-member States, international organisations and civil society.
Numerous speakers highlighted the need for enhanced cooperation among all international stakeholders in the fight against corruption with a view to avoiding duplication and promoting synergies.

Webcasts: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV Conclusions
Speeches Programme
List of participants File relating to the Conférence

A message to the United Nations
GRECO agreed to send a message offering its support, and willingness to cooperate to the Third Session of the Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (Doha, Qatar, 9 – 13 November 2009).

Examination of reports
The Plenary examined and adopted the Third Round Evaluation Report on Malta (the publication of which is pending authorisation by the Maltese authorities), as well as the addenda to the Second Round Compliance Reports on Albania, Croatia, Netherlands, Spain and “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”.

Tour de table on corruption and sport
GRECO held a tour de table on corruption in sport, with the participation of a keynote speaker, Mr Wolfgang MAENNIG, Professor, Chair of Economic Policy, Hamburg University and Mr Stanislas FROSSARD, Executive Secretary of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) – Council of Europe.

Forthcoming meetings
GRECO’s Bureau will hold its next meeting in Strasbourg, on 2 November 2009 and the next Plenary Meeting will take place from 30 November to 4 December 2009.