Hungary: GRECO publishes a new report evaluating progress in anti-corruption measures in respect of parliamentarians, judges and prosecutors.
Strasbourg, 08.09.2022 – The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) today published a new report assessing Hungary’s progress in implementing the recommendations issued to the country in 2015 on prevention of corruption in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors (see also the French version of today’s report and the Hungarian unofficial translation provided by the authorities of Hungary).
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GRECO concludes that Hungary has implemented satisfactorily six of the 18 recommendations. Of the 12 outstanding recommendations, three recommendations have now been partly implemented and nine recommendations – concerning the integrity of MPs and the independence of the judiciary – remain not implemented.
This is the fourth report assessing Hungary’s compliance in this thematic evaluation round. GRECO concludes that the overall low level of compliance with the recommendations remains “globally unsatisfactory”. It has requested the Head of the Hungarian delegation to provide a report on the progress in implementing the outstanding recommendations at the latest by 31 December 2022.
The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) is a Council of Europe body that aims to improve the capacity of its members to fight corruption by monitoring their compliance with anti-corruption standards. It helps states to identify deficiencies in national anti-corruption policies, prompting the necessary legislative, institutional and practical reforms.
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