European anti-corruption group recommends Latvia to develop code of ethics for government, more balanced wage system in law enforcement institutions

  • 2023-01-18
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The European Group of States Against Corruption (GRECO) recommends Latvia to develop the code of ethics for the government and a more balanced wage system in law enforcement institutions.

Latvia has fully or partly implemented almost all 17 GRECO recommendations, thus, becoming the second country who has successfully completed the fifth evaluation stage, LETA learned from the Corruption Prevention Bureau.

In order to implement GRECO recommendations in preventing corruption and promoting integrity in central governments (top executive functions) and law enforcement agencies, Latvia has implemented a number of activities.

The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) was established in 1999 by the Council of Europe to monitor States’ compliance with the organization’s anti-corruption standards.

GRECO’s objective is to improve the capacity of its members to fight corruption by monitoring their compliance with Council of Europe anti-corruption standards through a dynamic process of mutual evaluation and peer pressure. It helps to identify deficiencies in national anti-corruption policies, prompting the necessary legislative, institutional and practical reforms. GRECO also provides a platform for the sharing of best practice in the prevention and detection of corruption.