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Germany has cracked down on the bribery of foreign public officials in recent years, prosecuting and sanctioning nearly 70 individuals and 6 companies to date. But it should do even more to prosecute companies and should apply tougher sanctions.
Oslo conference on Tax and Crime, 21-23 March, launches a whole of government approach in fighting financial crime.
- OECD Tax and Crime conference, Oslo, 21-23 March 2011
- Opening remarks by Mr. Richard Bouche, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD, Tax & Crime Conference, 21-23 March 2011
- Opening remarks by Mr. Sigbjørn Johnsen, Minister of Finance, Norway, Tax & Crime Conference, 21-23 March 2011
- The launch of the Oslo dialogue
The OECD’s Working Group on Bribery has today received assurances from the highest levels of the UK government that the guidance necessary to implement the nation’s Bribery Act 2010 will be published shortly.
The OECD is developing a new initiative to improve coordination of anti-corruption and transparency initiatives - first within its member countries, and then with all other relevant players, including governments, international organisations, NGOs and the private sector.
The OECD is joining forces with Mexico’s biggest state-owned enterprises, the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) and Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) to reinforce the efficiency, transparency and competitiveness of their procurement procedures.
In 2007, South Africa signed up to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and joined the Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions, a group made up of representatives from all 38 signatory countries which monitors the convention's implementation and enforcement.
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Convención para Combatir el Cohecho de Servidores Públicos Extranjeros en Transacciones
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The Chair of the OECD's Working Group on Bribery has expressed concern that the entry into force of the new Bribery Act is to be delayed.
The First Regional Experts’ Meeting of the Joint OECD/AfDB Initiative to Support Business Integrity and Anti-Bribery Efforts in Africa took place on 13 – 14 January 2011 in Lilongwe, Malawi, and officially launched the Joint Initiative.
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