Declaration adopted by PACE Political Affairs Committee

22/05/2018 Athens

PACE Political Affairs Committee adopted in Athens, on 22 May 2018, a Declaration on the establishment of an academic network on Council of Europe Conventions against Corruption. News on PACE website Assembly texts on promoting integrity in governance

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Bosnia and Herzegovina - Publication of the Fourth Round Compliance Report

22/05/2018 Strasbourg

GRECO has published today its Fourth Round Compliance Report on Bosnia and Herzegovina, as adopted by GRECO at its 79th Plenary Meeting (Strasbourg, 19-23 March 2018). Link to the Fourth Round Compliance Report on Bosnia and Herzegovina Link to the compliance report in French Link to the...

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UK must adopt proactive approach to curb corruption risks in government

17/05/2018 Strasbourg

The UK is one of the first countries to be evaluated under the Fifth Round of the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO). The focus is on preventing corruption and promoting integrity in central governments (top executive functions) and law enforcement agencies. GRECO...

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GRECO publishes its General Activity Report (2017)

03/05/2017 Strasbourg

Today GRECO published its 2017 General Activity Report. It highlights the anti-corruption trends, challenges and good practices in Europe & the United States of America in 2017, and features an article on ”Journalists are defenceless while corruption is armed”, by Matthew, Andrew and Paul Caruana...

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GRECO will publish its General Activity Report (2017) tomorrow

02/05/2018 Strasbourg

On the eve of the publication of GRECO General Activity Report (2017) on 3 May, GRECO's President Mr Marin Mrčela held an exchange of views with the Committee of Ministers. He stressed that “Many allegations of corruption or actions against probity in public and private organisations have eroded...

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Belgium: GRECO issues report on the prevention of corruption in respect of MPs, judges and prosecutors

24/04/2018 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s anti-corruption group (GRECO) today made public an Interim Compliance Report on Belgium concerning corruption prevention in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors. GRECO concludes that Belgium has satisfactorily implemented one of the fifteen...

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Report of the Independent Investigation Body on PACE

23/04/2018 Strasbourg

The Independent Investigation Body on the allegations of corruption within the Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) “strongly endorses” GRECO’s 2017 recommendations to PACE and calls for their full implementation. Report of the Independent Investigation Body GRECO assessment of PACE integrity framework

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Cyprus - Publication of Addendum to Second Compliance Report of Third Evaluation Round

18/04/2018 Strasbourg

GRECO has published today its Addendum to the Second Compliance Report of the Third Evaluation Round on Cyprus, dealing with Incriminations (ETS 173 and 191, GPC 2) and Transparency of Party Funding, after authorisation given by the Cypriot authorities. This Addendum was adopted by GRECO at its...

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Iceland needs effective tools to preserve integrity in government and the police

12/04/2018 Strasbourg

In an evaluation report published today, the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) called for Iceland to strengthen its systems to limit risks of corruption and improper conduct in government functions and law enforcement agencies. The Icelandic society has become over...

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Romania: Council of Europe´s anti-corruption body, deeply concerned about certain justice and criminal law reforms

11/04/2018 Strasbourg

In a report on Romania published today, the Group of States against Corruption of the Council of Europe (GRECO) expresses serious concern about certain aspects of the laws on the status of judges and prosecutors, on the judicial organisation and on the Superior Council of Magistracy recently...

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Montenegro - Publication of the Fourth Round Compliance Report

03/04/2018 Strasbourg

GRECO has published today its Fourth Round Compliance Report on Montenegro, as adopted by GRECO at its 77th Plenary Meeting (Strasbourg, 16-18 October 2017). Fourth Round Compliance Report on Montenegro in English - French - Montenegrin* * unofficial translation, as provided by the authorities of...

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Poland: Judicial reforms violate anti-corruption standards, say Council of Europe experts

29/03/2018 Strasbourg

Amendments passed late last year to Poland’s judiciary, including laws on the National Council of the Judiciary (LNCJ), to the Supreme Court (LSC) and to the Law on Ordinary Courts, do not comply with Council of Europe anti-corruption standards, concludes a report published today by the Council...

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Finland encouraged to boost anticorruption policy in central governments and law enforcement agencies

27/03/2018 Strasbourg

In an evaluation report published today, the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) called for Finland to strengthen its systems to prevent and detect corrupt behaviour in central governments (including the top executive functions) and law enforcement agencies. Finland...

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Outcome of GRECO 79

26/03/2018 Strasbourg

The GRECO Plenary has adopted the following decisions: click here.

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Russia : Anti-corruption watchdog calls for more transparency and public accountability amongst parliamentarians, judges and prosecutors

22/03/2018 Strasbourg

In a new report published today (in English and Russian), the Council of Europe Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) says corruption has long been a serious pervasive problem in Russia. Whilst acknowledging some important legislative and policy steps, GRECO identifies a number of...

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GRECO’s 79th Plenary Meeting – Strasbourg, 19-23 March 2018

15/03/2018 Strasbourg

GRECO will hold its 79th meeting in Strasbourg from 19 to 23 March. It discuss, with a view to their adoption, evaluation reports on the prevention of corruption in respect of central governments, including top executive functions, and of law enforcement authorities on Finland and Iceland, as...

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Serbia has not implemented any of the recommendations on preventing corruption among parliamentarians, judges and prosecutors

15/03/2018 Strasbourg

Serbia has not implemented in a satisfactory manner any of the thirteen recommendations provided by the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body GRECO (Group of States against Corruption) to the country in July 2015, according to the new compliance report published today. GRECO specifically...

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Turkey: GRECO is concerned about lack of judicial independence as well as transparency of the legislative process and political financing

15/03/2018 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s 49-member Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has published two reports assessing Turkey’s record on preventing and combatting corruption. With few exceptions, GRECO notes a worrying lack of progress in many areas. In the first report, GRECO expresses concern about...

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Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body on Slovenia: balanced gender representation in the government welcomed, addressing conflicts of interest must start at the top

08/03/2018 Strasbourg

Slovenia is the first country to have been issued a report on under the new monitoring round carried out by the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body GRECO. The report published today focuses on preventing corruption and promoting integrity in central governments (top executive functions) and...

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Portugal - Publication of Fourth Round Compliance Report

06/03/2018 Strasbourg

GRECO has published today its Fourth Round Compliance Report on Portugal, dealing with Corruption prevention in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors, as adopted by GRECO at its 78th Plenary Meeting (Strasbourg, 4-8December 2017), after authorisation by the authorities of...

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