EU becomes observer to anti-corruption body GRECO

10/07/2019 Strasbourg

The Committee of Ministers representing the 47 member states of the Council of Europe today adopted a decision accepting a request by the European Union to become an observer with the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO). Welcoming this decision, the Secretary General of the Council of...

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Ad hoc evaluation of Greece

10/07/2019 Strasbourg

GRECO and OECD Working Group on Bribery to join forces in view of the ad hoc evaluation of Greece Link to the declaration

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GRECO regrets lack of progress in Romania on measures to combat corruption

09/06/2019 Strasbourg

Romania has made very little progress to put in place measures to prevent corruption among parliamentarians, judges and prosecutors and to address the concerns raised by its controversial judicial reform, says the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body (GRECO) in two reports published today....

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Council of Europe anti-corruption body publishes a report on Portugal

28/06/2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s anti-corruption group (GRECO) published today a compliance report on Portugal assessing the implementation of the 15 recommendations it issued to the country in a report adopted in December 2015 concerning measures to prevent and combat corruption in respect of members of...

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European anti-corruption group highlights continuing lack of progress in Turkey

28/06/2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has published two reports on Turkey highlighting a continuing lack of progress on improving the transparency of party funding and preventing corruption among MPs, judges and prosecutors. GRECO’s initial evaluation of Turkey’s...

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Outcome of GRECO 83 - Strasbourg, 17-21 June 2019

27/06/2019 Strasbourg

GRECO, at its 83rd Plenary Meeting that was held in Strasbourg, from 17 to 21st June 2019, took the following decisions.

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GRECO: North Macedonia should increase government transparency and de-politicise police force

27/06/2019 Strasbourg

In its report on corruption prevention in respect of top executive functions and law enforcement agencies in North Macedonia, Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) calls on the Government to increase transparency of its work and to de-politicise the country’s police...

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Iceland - Publication of an Addendum of Fourth Evaluation Round

26/06/2019 Strasbourg

GRECO has just published its Addendum to the 2nd Compliance Report of Fourth Evaluation Round on Iceland, as adopted last week at the Plenary Meeting. Link to the Addendum

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Council of Europe anti-corruption body report warns: public perceptions of low levels of corruption may be misleading

25/06/2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body (GRECO) today warned that public perceptions of low levels of corruption in certain countries may lead to underestimating the need for measures to combat corrupt practices. GRECO also expressed concern about the overall slow progress in implementing...

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Anti-corruption body GRECO will carry out urgent evaluations of Greece and Slovenia

24/06/2019 Strasbourg

During its plenary meeting, held from 17 to 21 June, the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) decided to carry out ad hoc urgent evaluations of legislation reforming the Criminal Code in Greece and in relation to the separation of powers between the legislature and the...

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Azerbaijan: progress in implementation of recommendations on corruption prevention among parliamentarians, judges and prosecutors, but measures on asset disclosure still lacking

18/06/2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe anti-corruption group GRECO in a new report published today noted progress in the implementation by Azerbaijan of the recommendations on corruption prevention in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors. As of now, thirteen out of the total of twenty-one...

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20th anniversary conference and plenary meeting of GRECO

17-21/06/2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body (GRECO) will organise a conference on 17 June to mark its 20th anniversary. Held under the auspices of the French Presidency of the Committee of Ministers, the event will discuss GRECO’s achievements in assisting states to improve their capacity to...

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Switzerland - Publication of the Compliance Report of Fourth Evaluation Round

13/06/2019 Strasbourg

GRECO has published today its Compliance Report of Fourth Evaluation Round on Switzerland. Link to the report in English - French - German* * unofficial translation, as provided by the authorities of Switzerland

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

04/06/2019 Strasbourg

GRECO has published today its Second Addendum to the Second Compliance Reprot of Third Evaluation Round on Germany (dealing with ”Incriminations - ETS 173 and 191, GPC 2” and ”Transparency of Party Funding”), as adopted by GRECO at its 82nd Plenary Meeting (Strasbourg, 18-22 March 2019). Link to...

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Fight against corruption in Latvia: Council of Europe anti-corruption group regrets lack of progress

03/06/2019 Strasbourg

In a report published today on corruption prevention in Latvia in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors, the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption group (GRECO) regrets the lack of measures concerning regulation on lobbying, parliamentary ethics and conflicts of interest. Despite...

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Anti-corruption group calls for better rules to manage revolving doors in U.S. Congress

29/05/2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) today published a report that takes aim at the persisting revolving door problem in the U.S. Congress. At a time when polls indicate all-time lows in government trust, the report stresses the need for passage of congressional...

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Sweden needs to raise awareness in the government and in the police about conflicts of interest and “friendship corruption”

03/05/2019 Strasbourg

In an evaluation report published today, the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) called for further measures to prevent corruption in Sweden in respect of persons entrusted with top executive functions, including ministers, state secretaries and senior political...

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Council of Europe calls for more robust and effective action against corruption in the Maltese government and police

03/04/2019 Strasbourg

In an evaluation report published today, the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) assesses the effectiveness of the framework in place in Malta to prevent corruption amongst persons with top executive functions (ministers and other senior government officials) and the...

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Norway: a role model for preventing corruption in parliament and among judges and prosecutors

03/04/2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe anti-corruption body (GRECO) published today its Fourth Evaluation Round Report on Norway concerning corruption prevention in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors. GRECO concludes that Norway has implemented satisfactorily, or dealt with in a satisfactory...

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