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  • 24-February-2016

    English

    Statement of the OECD Working Group on Bribery on Finland’s limited implementation of the Anti-Bribery Convention

    The OECD Working Group on Bribery expresses its serious concern with Finland’s continued failure to implement the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.

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  • 24-February-2016

    English

    Statement of the OECD Working Group on Bribery on Belgium’s limited implementation of the Anti-Bribery Convention

    The OECD Working Group on Bribery has serious concerns regarding Belgium’s limited efforts to comply with the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.

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  • 9-December-2015

    English

    International Anti-Corruption Day Statement by Drago Kos, Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery

    International Anti-Corruption Day provides us all with a unique opportunity to reflect on the progress we have made over the past year in the global fight against corruption, but also to think about the work that remains to be done in the years ahead.

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  • 20-November-2015

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    Mongolia should make combating nepotism and political corruption a priority

    Mongolia’s rapid economic and social development, fuelled by the discovery of significant mineral resources, has exacerbated governance and corruption challenges.

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  • 4-November-2015

    English

    Uzbekistan must enforce anti-corruption laws and strengthen public sector integrity

    Uzbekistan has adopted its first anti-corruption action plan and established an anti-corruption coordination commission. Nevertheless corruption is widespread in Uzbekistan and remains a key obstacle for business.

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  • 21-October-2015

    English

    Latvia’s fight against foreign bribery overshadowed by enforcement weaknesses

    Latvia has improved its laws since acceding to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in 2014. Yet serious personnel issues until recently as well as negative government commentary concerning KNAB, Latvia’s anti-corruption law enforcement agency, have cast doubts over its capacity to enforce those laws.

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  • 21-October-2015

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    Colombia needs to address major loopholes to hold companies liable for foreign bribery

    Colombia needs to improve its capacity to investigate foreign bribery by establishing an effective corporate liability regime, improving coordination between its numerous agencies and more rigorously training law enforcement, according to a new report by the OECD Working Group on Bribery.

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  • 19-October-2015

    English

    OECD Working Group on Bribery report on Colombia launches Wednesday 21 October 2015

    The OECD Working Group on Bribery will release a review of Colombia’s efforts to fight foreign bribery on Wednesday 21 October 2015 at 09.00 Bogota time/16.00 CET.

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  • 18-September-2015

    English

    OECD launches report on greater co-operation and information sharing between government agencies to counter financial crimes

    Vast amounts are lost to illicit financial flows, including tax evasion, money laundering, bribery and corruption. These crimes threaten the strategic, political and economic interests of both developed and developing countries. In a world of limited resources and increasing complexity, it is essential for government authorities to work closely together in a “whole of government” approach to best address these challenges.

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  • 22-June-2015

    English

    OECD encouraged by Israel’s recent investigative activity, but remains seriously concerned with overall efforts to enforce foreign bribery laws

    Israel is not sufficiently proactive in detecting and investigating foreign bribery, with no prosecutions over the past 7 years, despite 14 allegations of foreign bribery involving Israeli individuals or companies. The OECD Working Group on Bribery is, however, encouraged by the recently-opened investigations, and will pay close attention to how these evolve.

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