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GRECO calls on Slovenia to make further efforts to counter corruption among parliamentarians and in the judiciary; closes the thematic monitoring round

Strasbourg 05/07/2018
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GRECO calls on Slovenia to make further efforts to counter corruption among parliamentarians and in the judiciary; closes the thematic monitoring round

GRECO publishes today a Second Compliance Report on Slovenia dealing with corruption prevention in respect of members of parliament and the judiciary (Fourth Evaluation Round). This report terminates the compliance procedure.

GRECO concludes that the overall situation of corruption prevention regarding the judiciary (both judges and prosecutors) has improved significantly (for instance, a code of ethics for judges has been adopted and recommendations on conflicts of interest have been issued for prosecutors). The only outstanding recommendation concerns the revision of the appointment procedure for judges of the Supreme Court so as to minimise risks of political influence.

Although progress has also been made concerning MPs, further steps are still expected to fully comply with GRECO's recommendations (e.g. the National Assembly has yet to adopt a code of conduct, and rules on contacts with lobbyists need revisiting).