Europe criticized Croatia for slow anti-corruption reforms


The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) thinks that the recommendations to the Croatian Parliament still have not been realized. This statement was published on the web-site of GRECO.

It says that Croatia hasn’t adopt a code of conduct for its members. The country’s “Anticorruption Strategy 2015-2020” set the last quarter of 2015 as a deadline to adopt such a code. But the draft is lingering in parliament, according to a new compliance report published on 30th of January.

Besidies this the government’s Commission for the Prevention of Conflicts of Interest has been playing a proactive role last years to support and advise parliamentarians on the fulfilment of their obligations under the Act on Prevention of Conflicts of Interests, says GRECO.

In relation to this key piece of legislation, Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption was informed of related amendments and asked the government of Croatia to provide assurance that any intended reform in this domain does not represent a backward step to prevent corruption.