The Parliament plays the central role in the fight against corruption. The MPs adopt laws, elect the leadership, decide on the budget and supervise the work of the anti-corruption institutions. Hence, for the fight against corruption it is especially important to implement standards and mechanisms for preventing corruption and building the integrity of the MPs. One step in that direction is the membership of North Macedonia in the Group of Countries Against Corruption – GRECO, which is in charge of monitoring the compliance of the member states with the anti-corruption standards of the Council of Europe. Being member of GRECO, the country started a process of evaluation of anti-corruption procedures and standards, and committed itself to implement the recommendations resulting from those processes. The standards, inter alia, also focus on prevention of corruption among the MPs in the Parliament.
This policy brief analyzes the progress in the implementation of the recommendations of the Fourth Evaluation Round of GRECO for prevention of corruption in the Parliament.
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