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2 oct. 2023
Cyprus: Council of Europe anti-corruption body publishes report on measures needed for persons with top executive functions and law enforcementSTRASBOURG 02/10/2023
The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), in a report published today,...
29 sept. 2023BERN 29/09/2023
A delegation comprising four GRECO evaluators (Andorra, Belgium, Luxembourg and Romania) and a...
15 sept. 2023YEREVAN 15/09/2023
A delegation comprising four GRECO evaluators (Croatia, Czech Republic, Norway and the United...
6 sept. 2023
Romania must improve the effectiveness of its system to promote integrity and prevent corruption in the central government and law enforcement agenciesStrasbourg 7 September 2023
Strasbourg, 07.09.2023 – Romania has developed an institutional and legal integrity framework to...
25 août 2023Strasbourg 25 August 2023
GRECO has made public today its Fifth Evaluation Round Second Compliance Report on the United...
Ever since antiquity, corruption has been one of the most widespread and insidious of social evils. When it involves public officials and elected representatives, it is inimical to the administration of public affairs. Since the end of the 19th century, it has also been seen as a major threat in the private sphere, undermining the trust and confidence which are necessary for the maintenance and development of sustainable economic and social relations. It is estimated that hundreds of billions of Euros are paid in bribes every year. (more)
A word from the President of GRECO
Welcome to this window on GRECO’s world!
I invite you to use it to look into the work we do with our 50 member States. We use the dynamics of collective expertise and peer pressure to accomplish action by individual governments that will build durable barriers against corruption and bring to justice those who misuse their position for personal gain to the detriment of society as a whole.
Whether inspired by GRECO’s work, that of others with an anti-corruption agenda or our own experiences and principles, each one of us has a role to play in changing the mind-set to zero tolerance of corruption.
Members of GRECO Bureau
The composition of GRECO's Bureau is the following: António DELICADO (Portugal), Vita HABJAN BARBORIČ (Slovenia), David MEYER (United Kingdom), President Marin MRČELA (Croatia), Vice-President Monika OLSSON (Sweden), Olivier GONIN (Switzerland) and Panagiota VATIKALOU (Greece).
Legal instruments adopted by the Council of Europe
- Criminal Law Convention on Corruption (ETS 173)
- Civil Law Convention on Corruption (ETS 174)
- Additional Protocol to the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption (ETS 191)
- Twenty Guiding Principles against Corruption (Resolution (97) 24)
- Recommendation on Codes of Conduct for Public Officials (Recommendation No. R(2000)10)
- Recommendation on Common Rules against Corruption in the Funding of Political Parties and Electoral Campaigns (Recommendation Rec(2003)4)
Anti-corruption platform (PACE)
Action against economic crime (Council of Europe)
Events (Council of Europe)