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GRECO will hold its 79th meeting in Strasbourg from 19 to 23 March. It discuss, with a view to...
Serbia has not implemented any of the recommendations on preventing corruption among parliamentarians, judges and prosecutorsStrasbourg 15/03/2018
Serbia has not implemented in a satisfactory manner any of the thirteen recommendations provided...
Turkey: GRECO is concerned about lack of judicial independence as well as transparency of the legislative process and political financingStrasbourg 15/03/2018
The Council of Europe’s 49-member Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has published two...
Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body on Slovenia: balanced gender representation in the government welcomed, addressing conflicts of interest must start at the topStrasbourg 08/03/2018
Slovenia is the first country to have been issued a report on under the new monitoring round...
GRECO has published today its Fourth Round Compliance Report on Portugal, dealing with Corruption...
The Fight against Corruption: a Priority for the Council of Europe
Ever since antiquity, corruption has been one of the most widespread and insidious of social evils. When it involves public officials and elected representatives, it is inimical to the administration of public affairs. Since the end of the 19th century, it has also been seen as a major threat in the private sphere, undermining the trust and confidence which are necessary for the maintenance and development of sustainable economic and social relations. It is estimated that hundreds of billions of Euros are paid in bribes every year. (more)
Members of GRECO Bureau
On Thursday, 29 November 2016, GRECO elected Marin MRČELA (Croatia) as its President and Agnès MAITREPIERRE (France) as its Vice-President. Helena LIŠUCHOVÁ (Czech Republic), Aslan YUSUFOV (Russian Federation), Vita HABJAN BARBORIČ (Slovenia), Ernst GNÄGI (Switzerland), and David MEYER (United Kingdom) have been elected members of the Bureau for the duration of the 5th Evaluation round starting in 2017.
Legal instruments adopted by the Council of Europe
- Criminal Law Convention on Corruption (ETS 173)
- Civil Law Convention on Corruption (ETS 174)
- Additional Protocol to the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption (ETS 191)
- Twenty Guiding Principles against Corruption (Resolution (97) 24)
- Recommendation on Codes of Conduct for Public Officials (Recommendation No. R(2000)10)
- Recommendation on Common Rules against Corruption in the Funding of Political Parties and Electoral Campaigns (Recommendation Rec(2003)4)