GRECO report: Portugal’s fight against corruption has seen “no progress”


TIAC, the Portuguese representative of the Transparency International global anti-corruption network, says the results of the GRECO report are “desolating”.

Politics What's New — 11 February 2013 by Lusa News
GRECO report: Portugal’s fight against corruption has seen “no progress”

Portugal’s fight against corruption has seen “no progress” according to the country’s Transparency and Integrity Civic Association (TIAC), following an assessment report by the Council of Europe’s Group of States Against Corruption (GRECO), released Monday.

The report said Portugal implemented “just one of the 13 GRECO recommendations, four were partly implemented and eight not implemented at all.”

The only recommendation fully implemented had to do with the incrimination of suspects, which established directives and gave training to magistrates and other court officials.

According to TIAC, the Portuguese representative of the Transparency International global anti-corruption network, the results of the report are “desolating”.

The reiterated lack of progress in the fight against corruption by Portuguese authorities is underscored, once again, in the latest GRECO report, TIAC stated on Monday.

The association  also told reporters that more than half the corruption cases in Portugal do not go to court.

The four GRECO recommendations that were partly complied with were related to political party funding.

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