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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Ireland - Publication of the 4th Round Interim Compliance Report

05/07/2018 Strasbourg

GRECO has published today its Interim Compliance Report from the Fourth Evaluation Round on Ireland, 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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GRECO calls on Slovenia to make further efforts to counter corruption among parliamentarians and in the judiciary; closes the thematic monitoring round

05/07/2018 Strasbourg

GRECO publishes today a Second Compliance Report on Slovenia dealing with corruption prevention in respect of members of parliament and the judiciary (Fourth Evaluation Round). This report terminates the compliance procedure. GRECO concludes that the overall situation of corruption prevention...

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Italy - Publication of the Addendum to the Second Compliance Report of Third Evaluation Round

29/06/2018 Strasbourg

GRECO has made public today its Addendum to the Second Compliance Report of Third Evaluation Round on Italy (dealing with "Incriminations (ETS 173 and 191, GPC 2)", ”Transparency of Party Funding”), adopted by GRECO at its 80th Plenary Meeting (Strasbourg, 18-22 June 2018). Link to the Addendum...

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Luxembourg must improve its strategy to prevent risks of corruption in government and in the police sector

27/06/2018 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) publishes today its fifth-round evaluation report on Luxembourg. The main focus of this round is preventing corruption and promoting integrity in central governments (top executive functions) and law enforcement agencies. GRECO...

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Russian Federation - Publication of the Addendum to the Second Compliance Report of Third Evaluation Round

25/06/2018 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has published a new assessment of the implementation by Russia of its recommendations on incriminations and transparency of party funding. Twelve recommendations (as compared to 11 during the previous assessment) out of 21 have...

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Poland: Council of Europe anti-corruption group criticises weakening independence of courts and judges

22/06/2018 Strasbourg

Following–up on preliminary findings of March 2018, the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has now re-assessed legislation passed in respect of Poland’s judiciary in 2017-18, including the new amendments to the laws on the National Council of the Judiciary, the Supreme...

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Netherlands - Publication of the Second Compliance Report of Fourth Evaluation Round

14/06/2018 Strasbourg

GRECO has published today its Second Compliance Report of Fourth Evaluation Round on the Netherlands, dealing with Corruption prevention in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors. This report was adopted by GRECO at its 79th Plenary Meeting (Strasbourg, 19-23 March 2018) and has...

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Denmark - Publication of the 6th Interim Compliance Report of Third Evaluation Round

06/06/2018 Strasbourg

GRECO has published today its Sixth Interim Compliance Report of Third Evaluation Round on Denmark (on ”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). Link to the Sixth Interim...

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Czech Republic - Publication of the Second Compliance Report of Third Evaluation Round

31/05/2018 Strasbourg

GRECO has published today its Second Compliance Report of Third Evaluation Round on the Czech Republic (”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). Link to the Second Compliance...

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Liechtenstein - Publication of GRECO's Third Round Compliance Report

30/05/2018 Strasbourg

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

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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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