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Transparency of political funding in Switzerland: the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption group regrets the lack of progressStrasbourg 10/08/2018
In a report published today, the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption group (GRECO) considers that...
GRECO says “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” makes no substantial progress; urges more action to apply recommendationsStrasbourg 9/8/2018
In its second compliance report released today, GRECO (Group of States against Corruption) finds...
GRECO has published today its Second Compliance Report from the Fourth Evaluation Round on...
Secretary General calls on Romania to wait for Venice Commission opinion on reform of Criminal Code and Criminal Procedure CodeSecretary General - Strasbourg 05/07/2018
The Secretary General of the Council of Europe made the following statement today: “I call upon...
GRECO has published today its Interim Compliance Report from the Fourth Evaluation Round on...
The Fight against Corruption: a Priority for the Council of Europe
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)
Members of GRECO Bureau
On Thursday, 29 November 2016, GRECO elected Marin MRČELA (Croatia) as its President and Agnès MAITREPIERRE (France) as its Vice-President. Helena LIŠUCHOVÁ (Czech Republic), Aslan YUSUFOV (Russian Federation), Vita HABJAN BARBORIČ (Slovenia), Ernst GNÄGI (Switzerland), and David MEYER (United Kingdom) have been elected members of the Bureau for the duration of the 5th Evaluation round starting in 2017.
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)