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GRECO bids farewell to its President - Drago KOS - and elects a new President, Vice-President and Bureau

Strasbourg, 9 December 2011

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.

The former GRECO Vice-President, Mr Marin MRČELA (Croatia) was elected to succeed Mr KOS in this office. Mr Christian MANQUET (Austria) was elected Vice President. The five newly elected members of the Bureau are Mr Edmond DUNGA (Albania), Ms Helena LIŠUCHOVÁ (Czech Republic), Mr Aslan YUSUFOV (Russian Federation), Mr Ernst GNAEGI (Switzerland) and Ms Slagjana TASEVA (“The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”).

These elections precede the launch of GRECO’s 4th Evaluation Round on 1 January 2012 which will be devoted to Corruption Prevention in respect of Members of Parliament, Judges and Prosecutors.

At its meeting GRECO also adopted, among other things, evaluation reports on Austria, San Marino and the United States of America. It is expected that these reports will be published shortly.

For more information on the Plenary, click on Decisions.