BULGARIA: GRECO REPORT ON CORRUPTION PREVENTION AND INTEGRITY CONCERNING TOP EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS AND THE POLICE

On 19 January, the Council of Europe announced a report from its GRECO body evaluating the situation concerning bribery and corruption in Bulgaria.  GRECO notes that top officials of the government are not subject to a proper integrity framework: no code of ethics is applicable to them, no awareness-raising on integrity matters is provided and no mechanism for confidential counselling on ethical issues is in place.  GRECO calls for more transparency concerning the conditions of government officials.  Another issue of concern is the lack of effectiveness of the criminal justice response to corruption offences involving top government officials, and independence of the police should be enhanced.

https://search.coe.int/directorate_of_communications/Pages/result_details.aspx?ObjectId=0900001680a9c7d7

https://rm.coe.int/fifth-evaluation-round-preventing-corruption-and-promoting-integrity-i/1680a9cab7

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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