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16 Jul 2020 15:18:00Strasbourg 16/07/2020
GRECO President spoke at the 2020 Albanian OSCE Chairmanship Conference “Good Governance and the...
15 Jun 2020 16:44:00Vienna 15/06/2020
GRECO President speaks at the 2nd Preparatory Meeting of the 8th OSCE Economic and Environmental...
09 Jun 2020 13:01:00Strasbourg 09/06/2020
GRECO reports now available for search on the European Union Fundamental Rights Information...
02 Jun 2020 17:34:00
GRECO urges public authorities to be exemplary and transparent: new report by Council of Europe’s anti-corruption bodyStrasbourg 03/06/2020
Governments and public-office holders should act in an exemplary way by respecting...
25 May 2020 17:57:00Strasbourg 25/05/2020
The French Anti-Corruption Agency (AFA), in partnership with the Council of Europe’s Group of...
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)
A word from the President of GRECO
Welcome to this window on GRECO’s world!
I invite you to use it to look into the work we do with our 49 member States. We use the dynamics of collective expertise and peer pressure to accomplish action by individual governments that will build durable barriers against corruption and bring to justice those who misuse their position for personal gain to the detriment of society as a whole.
Whether inspired by GRECO’s work, that of others with an anti-corruption agenda or our own experiences and principles, each one of us has a role to play in changing the mind-set to zero tolerance of corruption.
Members of GRECO Bureau
From Thursday 5 December 2019, the composition of GRECO's Bureau is the following : Marin MRČELA (Croatia) - President and Ms Monika OLSSON (Sweden) - Vice-President ; Panagiota VATIKALOU (Greece), Aslan YUSUFOV (Russian Federation), Vita HABJAN BARBORIČ (Slovenia), Ernst GNÄGI (Switzerland), and David MEYER (United Kingdom) - members.
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)