Strasbourg, 08.01.2013 – The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has called on Estonia to make a number of improvements to its corruption prevention policy in respect of members of Parliament, judges and prosecutors.
In a report published today, GRECO acknowledges that Estonia remains one of the least corrupt countries in today’s Europe. Its legislative framework in the field under review is found to be satisfactory and would potentially become more focused following the entry into force in April 2013 of the revised Anti-Corruption Act.
Nevertheless, a number of deficiencies have been identified, which are mostly common to the three professional groups, namely the absence or insufficient definition of ethical principles and rules of conduct, the lack of practical guidance as regards the acceptance of gifts and other advantages and the weak supervision of rules on conflicts of interest, such as the annual disclosure of economic interests.(lmore...)
See also: Estonia and the Council of Europe