Corruption in Croatia: Code of conduct for MPs still lacking, but progress made to limit conflict of interest, among findings by expert group

29/01/2019 Strasbourg

Assessing measures taken by Croatia to implement recommendations that had been made in 2014, the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) regrets that its recommendation to the Croatian Parliament to adopt a code of conduct for its members still has not been realized. The...

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Poland: Anti-corruption group calls for more transparency and preventive measures to promote integrity in central government and in law enforcement agencies

28/01/2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) says that it is a “top priority” for Poland to establish a system for appointment, promotion and dismissal of all senior managers in the Police and Border Guards, which would be based on objective, merit-based criteria and...

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Belgium - Publication of the 2nd Addendum to the 2nd Compliance Report of Third Evaluation Round

16/01/2019 Strasbourg

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

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Georgia - Publication of the 2nd Addendum to the 2nd Compliance Report of Third Evaluation Round

19/12/2018 Strasbourg

GRECO has published today its Second Addendum to the Second Compliance Report of Third Evaluation Round on Georgia (dealing with "Incriminations (ETS 173 and 191, GPC 2)" and ”Transparency of Party Funding”), as adopted by GRECO at its 79th Plenary Meeting (Strasbourg, 19-23 March 2018), after...

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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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