GRECO: Publication of 5th Evaluation Round Compliance Report on Malta

24/05/2022 Strasbourg

The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has made public today its Fifth Evaluation Round Compliance Report on Malta, which deals with preventing corruption and promoting integrity in central governments (top executive functions) and law enforcement agencies. This report was adopted by...

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Greece signed the Council of Europe MEDICRIME Convention

18/05/2022 Strasbourg

On 18 May 2022, Ambassador Panayotis BEGLITIS, Permanent Representative of Greece, signed the Council of Europe Convention on counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes threatening public health (CETS 211), known as the MEDICRIME Convention, in the presence of the Secretary General...

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Armenia ratified the Council of Europe Convention on Access to Official Documents and the Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism

04/05/2022 Strasbourg

On 4 May 2022, Ambassador Arman KHACHATRYAN, Permanent Representative of Armenia, in the presence of the Deputy Secretary General Bjørn Berge, deposited the instruments of ratification of the: Council of Europe Convention on Access to Official Documents (CETS 205), also known as Tromsø...

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Slovenia ratified the Council of Europe MEDICRIME Convention and the Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs

03/05/2022 Strasbourg

On 03 May 2022, Ambassador Andrej SLAPNIČAR, Permanent Representative of Slovenia, in the presence of the Deputy Secretary General Bjørn Berge, deposited the instruments of ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes threatening public...

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GRECO: Publication of the 2nd Compliance Report of 4th Evaluation Round on Ukraine

28/04/2022 Strasbourg

The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has made public today its Fourth Evaluation Round 2nd Compliance Report on Ukraine, which deals with corruption prevention in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors. This report was adopted by GRECO at its 89th Plenary Meeting...

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GRECO: Publication of the 5th Round Evaluation Report on Lithuania

26/04/2022 Strasbourg

The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has made public today its Fifth Round Evaluation Report on Lithuania which deals with preventing corruption and promoting integrity in the central government (top executive functions) and law enforcement agencies. This report was adopted by GRECO at...

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Lithuania signed the Council of Europe MEDICRIME Convention

22/04/2022 Strasbourg

On 21 April 2022, Ambassador Andrius Namavičius, Permanent Representative of Lithuania, in the presence of the Deputy Secretary General Bjørn Berge, signed the Council of Europe Convention on counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes threatening public health (CETS 211), known as the...

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Lithuania: Parliament adopts constitutional amendment to implement ECHR judgment

21/04/2022 Strasbourg

On 21 April, the Lithuanian Parliament (Seimas) adopted in the second vote the constitutional amendment aimed at implementing the ECHR judgment in the case concerning the former president Rolandas Paksas. The Court has found a violation of the applicant’s right to free elections due to the...

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GRECO: Publication of the Interim Compliance Report of the Fourth Evaluation Round on Austria

20/04/2022 Strasbourg

GRECO has made public today its Interim Compliance Report of Fourth Evaluation Round on Austria (on Corruption prevention in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors), as adopted by GRECO at its 85th Plenary Meeting (Strasbourg, 21-25 September 2020). More information: GRECO...

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Morocco accedes to the Convention on laundering, search, seizure and confiscation of the proceeds from crime and on the financing of terrorism, and ratifies MEDICRIME Convention

19/04/2022 Strasbourg

On 19 April, the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Morocco in Strasbourg sent the Secretary General of the Council of Europe: - the instrument of accession to the Council of Europe Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of...

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New CPT report: Romanian prisons continue to face extensive challenges

14/04/2022 Strasbourg

The CPT calls for the reform of the prison system as outlined in the updated Action Plan for the period 2020-2025 to be vigorously pursued. Improving the living conditions, offering a range of purposeful activities for prisoners to assist them in preparing for reintegration into the community,...

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Belgium signed the Protocol amending the Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons

07/04/2022 Strasbourg

On 7 April, Ambassador Jean-Cédric JANSSENS de BISTHOVEN, Permanent Representative of Belgium, signed the Protocol amending the Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons (CETS 222). The aim of the Protocol of amendment is to modernise and improve the Additional...

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GRECO: Publication of the Addendum to the 2nd Compliance Report of 4th Evaluation Round on France

31/03/2022 Strasbourg

The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has made public today its Fourth Evaluation Round Addendum to the 2nd Compliance Report on France, which deals with corruption prevention in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors. This report was adopted by GRECO at its 90th...

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GRECO: Publication of the Second Interim Compliance Report of 4th Evaluation Round on Serbia

30/03/2022 Strasbourg

The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has made public today its Fourth Evaluation Round Second Interim Compliance Report on Serbia, which deals with corruption prevention in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors. This report was adopted by GRECO at its 90th Plenary...

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Consultations with Norwegian authorities focusing on cases concerning family life

22/03/2022 Strasbourg

On 22 March, the Execution Department organised an online meeting with representatives from the Norwegian Attorney General’s Office, the Ministry of Families and Children and the Deputy from the Norwegian Permanent Representation to the Council of Europe. The meeting focused on outstanding...

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Armenia overhauls criminal legislation aligning it with ECHR judgments

21/03/2022 Strasbourg

By its decision of 9 March in the Virabyan group of cases the Committee of Ministers welcomed the adoption by Armenia in 2021 of the new Criminal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure which will enter into force in July this year. This new legislation addresses multiple issues raised by ECHR...

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Execution by Denmark of ECHR judgments

21/03/2022 Strasbourg

On 21 March, the Execution Department had an online meeting with representatives from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Deputy from the Danish Permanent Representation to the Council of Europe. The practice and procedure of the Committee of Ministers related to the supervision of...

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Committee of Ministers suspends all relations with the Belarusian authorities

18/03/2022 Strasbourg

The Committee of Ministers has decided to suspend all relations with Belarus as a result of the country's active participation in the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine. In its decision, the Committee of Ministers suspends the rights of Belarus to participate in all meetings and...

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The Russian Federation is excluded from the Council of Europe

16/03/2022 Strasbourg

In an extraordinary meeting this morning, the Committee of Ministers decided, in the context of the procedure launched under Article 8 of the Statute of the Council of Europe, that the Russian Federation ceases to be a member of the Council of Europe as from today, after 26 years of membership....

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The Council of Europe high-officials and the high-level delegation from Armenia discussed the issues of the judicial reforms

15/03/2022 Strasbourg

A visit of two high-level delegations from the Republic of Armenia, headed by the President of the Constitutional Court Mr Arman Dilanyan and the Representative of Armenia on International Legal Matters Mr Yeghishe Kirakosyan, to the Council of Europe was organised by the Co-operation Programmes...

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