High-Level Launch of the Fifth Evaluation Round, Strasbourg, 20 March 2017 (morning)

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High-Level Launch of the Fifth Evaluation Round, Strasbourg, 20 March 2017 (morning)

GRECO will launch its Fifth Evaluation Round just before GRECO’s 75th plenary. The round will focus on “Preventing corruption and promoting integrity in central governments (top executive functions) and law enforcement agencies”. The event would consist of high-level political interventions, followed by a dynamic debate involving GRECO members, Ambassadors, experts, civil society and media representatives. The event will be live webcast.

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.