Welcome to the GRECO website
12 Feb 2021 15:51:00Strasbourg 12/02/2021
In December 2019, GRECO and the Federation for EDucation in Europe (FEDE), an international NGO...
03 Feb 2021 09:29:00Strasbourg 03/02/2021
GRECO has published today its Second Addendum to the Second Compliance Report from Fourth...
19 Jan 2021 14:50:00Strasbourg 19/01/2021
The Commissioner for Human Rights has just published a HR Comment on how corruption undermines HR...
15 Jan 2021 14:50:00Strasbourg 15/01/2021
The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) today called for further...
10 Jan 2021 22:36:00Strasbourg 11/01/2021
GRECO has published today two compliance reports from the Fourth and Fifth Evaluation Rounds on...
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 50 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)