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Transparency International blogs about personal data protection laws in the EU

Last year’s decision by the EU Court of Justice isn’t the last word on beneficial ownership transparency, personal data protection and privacy

GRECO publishes second 5th round compliance report for the UK

The report focuses on prevention of corruption amongst Top Executive Functions of Govt and Law Enforcement Agencies in the UK. It  concludes that the UK has now implemented satisfactorily or dealt satisfactorily with 7 of the 12 recommendations; 4 remain partly…

GRECO releases Denmark’s Fourth Evaluation Round Third Interim Compliance Report

The report highlights deals with corruption prevention in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors…

GRECO publishes two compliance reports on Poland

Reports are: 5th Round second Compliance Report on preventing corruption and promoting integrity in the central government and law enforcement agencies and the 4th Round 2nd Interim Compliance report including Rule 34 on Corruption prevention in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors.

Transparency International investigates flows of dirty money into French real estate in new report

finds unacceptable level of money laundering risk in French real estate, despite transparency measures.

GRECO calls on European governments to ensure access to information to help fight corruption

Governments should guarantee the overall principle of transparency of public documents in practice. Any exception to the rule of public disclosure should be limited to a minimum and be thoroughly justified specifically when it comes to public procurement, public scrutiny…

GRECO issues Compliance reports on Czech Republic, dealing with corruption prevention in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors

GRECO recommended (i) ensuring timely publication of records of parliamentary committee meetings and enhancing the transparency of the work conducted in subcommittee meetings; (ii) introducing rules for members of parliament on how to interact with…

GRECO publishes Fifth Evaluation Round Second Compliance Report on Estonia, which deals with preventing corruption and promoting integrity in central governments and law enforcement

GRECO recommended (i) that a Code of Conduct for persons with top executive functions be adopted in order to provide clear guidance regarding conflicts of interest and other integrity related matters (such as gifts, contacts with third parties, ancillary activities…

EC announces stronger rules to fight corruption in the EU and worldwide

The measures include new and strengthened rules criminalising corruption offences and harmonising penalties across the EU, as well as a proposal to establish a dedicated Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) sanctions regime to target serious acts of corruption…

EC Handbook of good practices in the fight against corruption

To aid Member States, practitioners, researchers and civil society, the European Commission publishes a Handbook of good practices in the fight against corruption. The goal is to map a variety of anti-corruption practices in EU Member States that have proved to be useful in…

GRECO 5th round evaluation report on Ireland

GRECO calls on Ireland to pursue its efforts to prevent corruption in respect of persons with top Government executive functions and the police. It calls for codes of conduct in respect of persons with top government functions to cover conflicts of interest, lobbying…

 

GRECO Fourth Round 3rd Interim Compliance Report on Romania

The report assesses Romania’s Progress in Anti-Corruption measures in respect of MPs, Judges And Prosecutors. It stresses that the transparency of the parliamentary process needs further improvements, and that the use of urgent procedures should be reduced…