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EC First EU Anti-Corruption Directive – to be adopted by EP in Q2 2024

Further to our discussion with EC, it is not ‘IF’ but ‘WHEN’ the EU Anti-Corruption Directive will be passed!

EU agrees rules for corporate sustainability due diligence directive

The new directive on corporate sustainability due diligence, sets obligations for companies to mitigate their negative impact on human rights and the environment such as child labour, slavery, labour exploitation, pollution, deforestation, excessive water consumption or damage to ecosystems.

GRECO publishes Addendum to the Second Compliance Report of 4th Evaluation Round on Serbia

Assesses the implementation of the outstanding recommendations since the adoption of the Second Compliance Reportand provides an overall assessment of Serbia’s level of compliance with these recommendations.

GRECO makes public its fourth Interim Compliance Report of 4th Evaluation Round on Türkiye

GRECO concludes that the level of implementation remains the same as in the previous report. Türkiye has implemented satisfactorily or dealt with in a satisfactory manner three of the twenty-two recommendations contained in the Fourth Round Evaluation Report.

TI publishes report examining the protection of whistleblowers in the EU

The report assesses the effectiveness of whistleblower protection measures in EU countries evaluating the legal frameworks and practices in place. It highlights that 19 of the 20 countries reviewed do not comply with the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive…

OECD Working Group on Bribery urges Czechia to adopt legislation to ensure the protection of prosecutorial independence from improper political influence

The Working Group urges Czechia to seize opportunity to introduce meaningful safeguards to protect prosecutorial independence.

EU Commission publishes summary of the findings of GRECO’s Fifth Mutual Evaluation of North Macedonia

Finds that the country has made some improvements in the fight against organised crime, but notes that political polarisation has stood in the way of some political reforms.

GRECO publishes second compliance report on North Macedonia

Follows the fifth evaluation round dealing with preventing corruption and promoting integrity in the central government (top executive functions) and law enforcement agencies. 

GRECO publishes second compliance report on the Netherlands

GRECO concludes that the Netherlands have satisfactorily implemented seven of the sixteen recommendations contained in the Fifth Round Evaluation Report. Seven recommendations have been partly implemented and two have not been implemented

EU Commission launches consultation on ESG regulation

The EC has paved the way for a potential overhaul of its sustainable financial disclosure regulation in an effort to make the rules a more effective tool to combat greenwashing. The SFDR requires financial market participants and advisers to tell investors…

GRECO publishes Fifth Evaluation Report on Cyprus

Calls on Cyprus to pursue its efforts to prevent corruption in respect of persons with top executive functions and as regards the personnel of the Cyprus Police.

GRECO releases fifth round evaluation report on Romania

Romania has developed an institutional and legal integrity framework to promote integrity and prevent corruption in the top executive functions of the central government and in the law enforcement agencies.  Nonetheless, the Government’s frequent use of emergency ordinances to legislate in exceptional cases is an issue of serious concern that the authorities should address as a matter of priority.