The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) monitors States’ compliance with the anti-corruption standards of the Council of Europe.
Its objective is to improve the capacity of its members to fight corruption by monitoring their compliance with Council of Europe anti-corruption standards, through a dynamic process of mutual evaluation and peer pressure. It helps to identify deficiencies in national anti-corruption policies, prompting the necessary legislative, institutional and practical reforms. GRECO also provides a platform for the sharing of best practice in the prevention and detection of corruption.
The Parlementary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) anti-corruption platform brings together elected representatives from the parliaments of the 47 member States of the Council of Europe and of non-member states, with experts and other stakeholders to share information, spread good practices and debate how to deal with new forms of corruption.
Parliamentarians are engaged in a twin-action process: they act as responsible guardians in their national parliament and they are pressing for speedy action to promote Council of Europe instruments and standards in the field.