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GRECO has published today its Compliance Report of Fourth Evaluation Round on Switzerland. Link...
Germany - Publication of the Second Addendum to the Second Compliance Report of Third Evaluation RoundStrasbourg 04/06/2019
GRECO has published today its Second Addendum to the Second Compliance Reprot of Third Evaluation...
Fight against corruption in Latvia: Council of Europe anti-corruption group regrets lack of progressStrasbourg 03/06/2019
In a report published today on corruption prevention in Latvia in respect of members of...
The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) today published a report that...
Sweden needs to raise awareness in the government and in the police about conflicts of interest and “friendship corruption”Strasbourg 03/05/2019
In an evaluation report published today, the Council of Europe’s Group of States against...
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)
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
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.
On 21 March 2019, Monica OLSSON (Sweden) was elected to replace Helena LIŠUCHOVÁ (Czech Republic) further to a change in functions.
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)