Malta is one of 12 European countries which are not fully compliant with recommendations set in place to limit corruption by politicians, including MPs, according to the Group of States against Corruption of the Council of Europe (GRECO) annual report for 2017.
The report, published today, deals with compliance with recommendations for the prevention of corruption in respect of MPs, judges and prosecutors.
Malta is among the countries with a high level of compliance with respect to judges.
Sweden and Finland are the only two countries that have fully complied with GRECO´s recommendations. Estonia has complied with 91.7%, followed by Germany (75%), Slovenia (70.6%) and Bulgaria, Malta, Netherlands, Norway and United Kingdom, which have fully implemented 66.7% of the recommendations.
The report said that although there was overall progress in introducing new measures to fight corruption in respect of MPs, judges and prosecutors, their practical implementation remained slower than desirable.
The report also features an article paying tribute to Daphne Caruana Galizia, written by her sons Mathew, Andrew and Paul: “Journalists are defenceless while corruption is armed”.
Full report may be seen here
Original article found on The Malta Independent