Stricter regulation needed to prevent corruption in top executive functions of central governments, says GRECO

GROUP OF STATES AGAINST CORRUPTION (GRECO) 30 MAY 2024 STRASBOURG

The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has called on governments to adopt stricter regulations to prevent corruption and promote integrity in the top executive functions of central governments, particularly regarding lobbying and contacts with third parties, and to...

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Council of Europe supports the Anti-Corruption Committee of Armenia to enhance investigation of corruption and Money Laundering offences

31 MAY-1 JUNE 2024 TSAGHKADZOR, ARMENIA

Financial investigations are essential in combating money laundering and associated predicate offenses, as they enable the detection and disruption of complex financial schemes used to disguise the origins of illicit funds. These investigations help identify and prosecute those involved in money...

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Hate crimes must be unmasked, recorded and investigated, and victims supported

COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS 7 MAY 2024 STRASBOURG

Council of Europe member States should take all necessary measures and dedicate sufficient resources to prevent and combat hate crime and support its victims, in cooperation with civil society and other stakeholders. Effective, proportionate and dissuasive provisions to prevent and combat hate...

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High-level conference on strengthening the effectiveness of international co-operation in fighting transnational organised crime

26-27 APRIL 2024 YEREVAN, ARMENIA

The two-day international conference “Strengthening the effectiveness of international co-operation in fighting transnational organised crime”, served as a platform and an opportunity to share challenges prosecutors face in specific, complex cases, including those addressing the confiscation of...

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The European Union and the Council of Europe continue supporting the Armenian authorities to implement reform priorities

10 APRIL 2024 YEREVAN, ARMENIA

The European Union and the Council of Europe together with representatives from the national authorities and beneficiary institutions, held the second Local Steering Committee meeting under the third phase of the Partnership for Good Governance. “Today’s meeting is a proof of excellent...

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Fostering Diversity and inclusion with Young European Ambassadors in Armenia

27 MARCH 2024 YEREVAN, ARMENIA

Five Young European Ambassadors (YEAs) visited the Council of Europe Office in Yerevan to discuss ongoing activities and country-specific initiatives in the field of non-discrimination in Armenia. This included an in-depth exploration of the project “Promoting equality and non-discrimination in...

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The regional platform of Equality bodies continues the work to address hate speech in Eastern Partnership and Western Balkans

21 and 22 March 2024 Online

An online event was held focusing on fostering collaboration and exchange knowledge, common challenges and good practices between Equality bodies from the Western Balkans and the Eastern Partnership regions, to address hate speech. This event, is a continuation to the equality bodies platform...

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The Corruption Prevention Commission of Armenia receives support to advance systematic capacity building on the application of the conduct rules for public servants

20, 21, 28 FEBRUARY 2024 YEREVAN, ARMENIA

Following the adoption of the Model Code of Conduct for Public Servants in Armenia in 2022, the Corruption Prevention Commission (CPC) has embarked on a proactive campaign to encourage its application amongst all public institutions with the support of the Council of Europe. To guarantee the...

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Council of Europe supports Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing compliance and implementation of targeted financial sanctions

23-25 JANUARY 2024 YEREVAN, ARMENIA

Financial institutions and Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions (DNFBPs), have significant impact on the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing, as recognized by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Although anti-money laundering regulations have traditionally...

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Armenian equality body ready to respond to discrimination and hatred

4 DECEMBER 2023 YEREVAN, ARMENIA

A training program on combating discrimination adapted to the staff needs of the Human Rights Defender's Office in Armenia, bolstered their capacities to respond to cases of discrimination and hatred in line with European standards, notably those developed by the European Commission against...

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