GRECO Recommends Anti-Corruption Measures for Cyprus

Nicosia, Cyprus, Statue of Liberty symbolizing the independence of Cyprus from the British Empire. Photo by NicosiaSkylines via Wikimedia Commons

The latest report by the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) says Cyprus should increase its transparency in parliament and define rules for lobbying and gift giving, as the Cyprus News Agency reported.
The GRECO report, released on Wednesday, July 27, includes 16 recommendations for improving anti-corruption measures in parliament, and for judges and prosecutors as well.
According to a relevant announcement, GRECO notes that although plenary meetings are open to the public and proposed bills are published, lobbying is not regulated, and no clear rules define conflicts of interest, such as gift giving and other benefits to MPs, CNA reported.