International Conference on "Implementation of Corruption Prevention Mechanisms", Belgrade, 13-14 December 2018

13/12/2018 Serbia - Republic of Serbia

GRECO President, Marin Mrčela, participates in the International Conference on "Implementation of Corruption Prevention Mechanisms" organised by the Serbian Anti-Corruption Agency with the support of the Government of Italy and the OSCE Mission to Serbia. Link to the Programme Link to the Speech...

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Italy should speed up reforms to prevent corruption among MPs, judges and prosecutors, says anti-corruption body GRECO

13/12/2018 Strasbourg

In a report publish today, the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) concludes that Italy has made progress to prevent corruption in respect of the judiciary, but significantly more is still needed to comply with all its recommendations, in particular those concerning...

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Sweden - Publication of the 2nd Addendum to the 2nd Compliance Report of 3rd Evaluation Round

13/12/2018 Strasbourg

GRECO has published today its Second Addendum to the Second Compliance Report of Third Evaluation Round on Sweden, as adopted by GRECO at its 81st Plenary Meeting (Strasbourg, 3-7 December 2018), after authorisation by the authorities of Sweden. Link to the Second Addendum to the Second...

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International Anti-Corruption Day

07/12/2018 Strasbourg

“We must never lower our guard in fighting corruption”, said Marin Mrčela, President of the Group of States against Corruption of the Council of Europe (GRECO), ahead of the International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December. “Perception of low levels of corruption must not lead to complacency. No...

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Estonia to further enhance anti-corruption efforts in the government and the police, says anti-corruption group

07/12/2018 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has published today its fifth round evaluation report on Estonia dealing with corruption prevention in central government (top executive functions) and law enforcement agencies. The comprehensive legislative framework in place in...

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81st Plenary Meeting of GRECO, Strasbourg, 3-7 December 2018

30/11/2018 Strasbourg

GRECO will discuss and eventually adopt three 5th round evaluation focusing on corruption prevention in central governments, including top executive functions, and law enforcement in respect of Estonia, the Netherlands and Poland, as well as eight compliance reports (Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and...

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PACE Conference in Dubrovnik “Building democratic security in the Mediterranean: common challenges, shared responsibility”

06/11/2018 Dubrovnik - Croatia

GRECO President attends Parliamentary Conference “Building democratic security in the Mediterranean: common challenges, shared responsibility”, organised by the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly in Dubrovnik, Croatia, on 6 November 2018. He stressed that all countries need “to translate...

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FRA (European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights) and GRECO

26/10/2018 Strasbourg

EU Fundamental Rights Agency Chair Statement calls on states to fully implement GRECO recommendations: read the Statement.

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Czech Republic makes an important financial contribution to support GRECO’s work

24/10/2018 Strasbourg

The Czech Republic has made an important voluntary financial contribution to support GRECO’s work programe 2018-2019. The agreement was signed by Ambassador Emil Ruffer, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the Council of Europe, and by Mrs Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Deputy...

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15th Conference of Ministers responsible for Sport

15-16/10/2018 Tbilisi - Georgia

Ministers of Sport call on the Committee of Ministers to “initiate the preparation of a study focusing on the legal and policy measures needed to effectively prevent and fight corruption.” Read more

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Strengthening transparency and accountability to combat corruption – Šibenik international conference, 15-16 October 2018

10/10/2018 Strasbourg

The Croatian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) of the Council of Europe and the Ministry of Justice of Croatia are organising an international conference on 15 and 16 October in Šibenik (Croatia) to discuss ways to...

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GRECO President and Executive Secretary attend the Fundamental Rights Agency Forum (Vienna, 25-27 September 2018)

25/09/2018 Vienna

Corruption undermines trust in state institutions, and the judiciary is no exception. Question marks over the integrity of judges are particularly disturbing because of the far-reaching authority and powers given to judges to act on behalf of society as a whole. But such allegations can also be...

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Combating corruption: France can do better

In a report published today on corruption prevention in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors, GRECO, the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body, concludes that France has implemented only four of the eleven recommendations made since 2013. While a number of positive measures...

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GRECO places Denmark in its non-compliance procedure

12/09/2018

Council of Europe anti-corruption experts (GRECO) has decided to place Denmark in its non-compliance procedure due to lack of sufficient measures taken to prevent corruption in respect of members of parliament and in the judiciary, according to a compliance report published today. GRECO concludes...

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Cyprus makes promising moves to fight corruption, but many results yet to materialise, says anti-corruption group

06/09/2018 Strasbourg

In a new report to assess measures taken by the Cypriot authorities to carry out its recommendations, the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) gives a mixed assessment. Although only two of 16 recommendations related to corruption prevention with respect to members of...

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Latvia to further boost the integrity, transparency and accountability of those exercising top executive functions in central government and of police and border guard staff

21/08/2018 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Group of States against corruption (GRECO) has published today its fifth round evaluation report on Latvia dealing with corruption prevention in central government (top executive functions) and law enforcement bodies. GRECO concludes that Latvia’s integrity and corruption...

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Transparency of political funding in Switzerland: the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption group regrets the lack of progress

10/08/2018 Strasbourg

In a report published today, the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption group (GRECO) considers that Switzerland has made no progress in implementing its recommendations on the transparency of political funding (see also the German and Italian versions of the report). GRECO expresses regret that the...

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GRECO says “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” makes no substantial progress; urges more action to apply recommendations

9/8/2018 Strasbourg

In its second compliance report released today, GRECO (Group of States against Corruption) finds that “the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” made no substantial progress in implementing recommendations on preventing corruption among MPs, judges and prosecutors. Calling the country’s...

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Albania - Greco publishes 2nd Compliance Report from its Fourth Evaluation Round

12/07/18 Strasbourg

GRECO has published today its Second Compliance Report from the Fourth Evaluation Round on Albania, dealing with Corruption prevention in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors. This report was adopted by GRECO at its 80th Plenary Meeting (Strasbourg, 18-22 June 2018) and has...

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Secretary General calls on Romania to wait for Venice Commission opinion on reform of Criminal Code and Criminal Procedure Code

05/07/2018 Secretary General - Strasbourg

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe made the following statement today: “I call upon all parties concerned to wait for the Venice Commission’s Opinion, and to take it into account, before any further steps are taken to amend Romania’s Criminal Code and Criminal Procedure Code. This...

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