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  • 29-March-2018

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    Call for candidates: OECD Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct seeks a new Chair

    29/03/2018 - The OECD Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct is seeking candidates for a new Chairs to assist in implementing and promoting the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

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  • 27-March-2018

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    Switzerland’s significant foreign bribery enforcement should be accompanied by harsher penalties and private sector whistleblower protection

    The OECD Working Group on Bribery has just completed a review of Switzerland's enforcement of the Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions and related instruments. The Working Group welcomes the significant level of enforcement by the Federal Office of the Attorney General. Switzerland has cracked down on the bribery of foreign public officials in recent years.

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  • 22-March-2018

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    Poland must make urgent legislative reforms to combat foreign bribery

    Poland must make urgent progress on carrying out key recommendations of the OECD Working Group on Bribery that remain unimplemented, more than four years after its Phase 3 evaluation in June 2013.

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  • 19-December-2017

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    Australia takes major steps to combat foreign bribery, but OECD wants to see more enforcement

    Australia has stepped up its enforcement of foreign bribery since 2012, when the OECD Working Group on Bribery last evaluated Australia’s implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, with seven convictions in two cases and 19 ongoing investigations.

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  • 19-December-2017

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    OECD says Swedish progress combatting foreign bribery insufficient to warrant Phase 4 evaluation

    The next review of Sweden’s implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, which was scheduled for October 2018, has been delayed until 2019. This is due to the fact that Sweden has not yet enacted legislation to urgently address remaining recommendations to reform its laws on corporate liability for the bribery of foreign public officials.

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  • 18-December-2017

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    Lithuania has made significant legislative reforms to fight foreign bribery and should now ensure effective anti-bribery enforcement

    Lithuania has taken significant steps to strengthen its legislative framework to combat foreign bribery. Yet further efforts are needed to ensure effective enforcement of anti-bribery laws with regard to corporate liability and imposing sanctions for foreign bribery, including confiscation, according to a new report by the OECD Working Group on Bribery.

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  • 15-December-2017

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    Multi-stakeholder sports integrity taskforces established

    15/12/2017 - The International Partnership against Corruption in Sport (IPACS), a recently established multi-stakeholder platform, agreed to set up three taskforces to help tackle corruption in sport at its meeting at the OECD in Paris on 14 to 15 December 2017.

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  • 12-December-2017

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    Statement by Drago Kos, Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery, on the 20th anniversary of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

    Corruption facilitates some of the most important global threats of our time, such as terrorism, climate change and the refugee crisis. It’s vital that we ramp up our fight to contain this threat to our economies and societies.

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  • 6-December-2017

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    Tajikistan must ensure anti-corruption measures lead to concrete actions

    Measures taken by the government of Tajikistan to address corruption have not produced tangible improvements for its citizens. Corruption remains a key problem together with poverty, and has to be addressed by meaningful actions, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 8-November-2017

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    Strengthening the global response to tax crime

    More than 200 global tax and economic crime experts have identified key areas for international action following the Fifth OECD Forum on Tax and Crime, in London. In a week dominated by media coverage of offshore issues, the Forum brought experts on tax, customs, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, policing, and prosecution together to agree priorities for action.

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