News Release


  • 17-October-2013

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    New Zealand not immune from foreign bribery, says OECD

    New Zealand must significantly increase its efforts to detect, investigate and prosecute foreign bribery. Since joining the Convention over 12 years ago, New Zealand has not prosecuted any cases of foreign bribery and only four allegations have surfaced to date. Outdated perceptions that New Zealand individuals and companies do not bribe may have also undermined detection efforts.

  • 17-October-2013

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    Belgium should address “flagrant” lack of resources for fighting foreign bribery, says OECD

    Fighting foreign bribery is not a priority in Belgium. Together with the flagrant lack of resources for Belgian law enforcement authorities, this has resulted in very few foreign bribery investigations and prosecutions. In the 14 years since the entry into force of the foreign bribery offence in Belgium, only one case of bribery of foreign public officials has been concluded.

  • 17-October-2013

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    Despite certain progress, the OECD remains concerned with Russia’s compliance with key provisions of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

    Russia has yet to address key provisions of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, which entered into force in Russia in April 2012. It has not yet fully implemented recommendations for strengthening its framework for combating foreign bribery and should be more proactive in detecting, investigating and prosecuting foreign bribery cases.

  • 8-July-2013

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    OECD Working Group on Bribery Elects New Chair

    The OECD Working Group on Bribery has designated Slovenian national Drago Kos to serve as the Group’s new Chair.

  • 20-June-2013

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    Portugal needs proactive enforcement to tackle severe foreign bribery risks, says OECD

    Portugal’s enforcement of its foreign bribery laws has been extremely low. Not a single prosecution has resulted from 15 allegations of Portuguese companies bribing foreign officials in high-risk countries.

  • 20-June-2013

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    Poland needs strategy to meet growing risk of foreign bribery

    The current Polish framework for fighting foreign bribery is still inadequate to fully meet foreign bribery risks resulting from Poland’s growing economy, says a new OECD report.

  • 21-March-2013

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    Regrettably low awareness in the private sector is an obstacle to the fight against foreign bribery in the Czech Republic

    The Czech government must urgently engage with the private sector to raise awareness, says a new OECD report. The awareness of the Czech foreign bribery offence remains regrettably low among companies, despite the recent adoption of a comprehensive corporate liability regime that holds Czech companies liable for this crime.

  • 21-March-2013

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    Denmark must investigate foreign bribery more proactively

    Denmark’s enforcement of its foreign bribery laws has been weak. Only 13 foreign bribery allegations have surfaced, and sanctions have been imposed in just one case that falls under the Convention. Law enforcement authorities have not been sufficiently proactive, and cases have been prematurely closed without complete investigations. Denmark must take more investigative steps and make greater efforts to gather evidence from abroad.

  • 8-March-2013

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    Working Group on Bribery seeks new Chair

    Responsible for monitoring implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, the Working Group on Bribery is seeking to designate a dynamic individual to become its new Chair.

  • 25-February-2013

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    United States - OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

    This page contains all information relating to implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in the United States.

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