Representatives of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation took part in the 76th plenary meeting of the Group of States against Corruption

23 june 2017, 12:05

On June 19-23, 2017, Russian delegation headed by Aleksandr BUKSMAN, First Deputy Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, took part in the 76th plenary meeting of the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), held in Strasbourg, France.

At the meeting the GRECO’s Rules of Procedure were amended and clear criteria were determined for passing decision on completion of evaluation procedures and reducing the number of reports the states are obliged to produce within the framework of evaluation. According to the new rule, a state should fully implement 2/3 of recommendations in order monitoring to be stopped automatically.

The above amendments will be applied to the GRECO’s member states beginning from the 5th evaluation round. As for the states that are only planning to join the organization, the amendments will be applied from the 1st evaluation round.

The same meeting adopted an evaluation document resulted from the examination by the GRECO’s Secretariat of the Code of Conduct for Members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. It was revealed that some provisions of the Code (concerning the settlement of conflict of interests, producing income statements, receiving gifts, contacting with the third persons etc.) do not comply with anticorruption standards of the Council of Europe.

Other results of the plenary meeting: adoption of groups of evaluators for 11 states within the framework of the 5th GRECO’s evaluation round; adoption of evaluation reports concerning Andorra, Monaco and Ukraine (within the framework of the 4th evaluation round), as well as of compliance reports concerning Andorra, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, USA, Switzerland, Sweden (within the framework of the 3rd evaluation round), concerning Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia, Finland and Estonia (within the framework of the 4th evaluation round).

International cooperation against corruption is one of the priorities for the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation.

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