AKIPRESS.COM - On 1 January 2020, Kazakhstan became GRECO’s 50th member state. As result, GRECO’s membership now spans over three continents - Europe, America and Asia -, covering a population close to 1,2 billion people, the Council of Europe said.
As a consequence, a delegation of Kazakhstan will participate in GRECO´s dynamic process of mutual evaluation and peer pressure. GRECO will start planning the evaluation of Kazakhstan in respect of the various themes addressed in its evaluation rounds, to be completed in the upcoming years.
GRECO is the Council of Europe anti-corruption body in charge of ensuring compliance with and effective implementation of the Organisation’s anti-corruption standards. It helps states to identify deficiencies in national anti-corruption policies, prompting the necessary legislative, institutional and practical reforms.
GRECO member states now comprise the 47 Council of Europe member states, Belarus, Kazakhstan and the United States of America.