News Release


20-June-2013

English

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.

3-April-2013

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Aid to poor countries slips further as governments tighten budgets

Development aid fell by 4% in real terms in 2012, following a 2% fall in 2011. The continuing financial crisis and euro zone turmoil has led several governments to tighten their budgets, which has had a direct impact on aid to poor countries. There is also a noticeable shift in aid away from the poorest countries and towards middle-income countries. A moderate recovery in aid levels is expected in 2013.

21-March-2013

English

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

English

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

English

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.

7-March-2013

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Kyrgyz Republic launches project to boost competitiveness in partnership with the OECD and GIZ

Kyrgyz Republic, Bishkek - In a joint effort to attract investment and competitiveness, the government of the Kyrgyz Republic has launched a new project with the OECD and “the Promotion of Sustainable Economic Development in Kyrgyzstan” Program GIZ.

28-February-2013

English

OECD to assist Tunisia in investment reform and infrastructure projects

The OECD, together with the African Development Bank and International Finance Corporation, will assist the Tunisian authorities in implementing a new law on public-private partnerships(PPPs)and a new investment code in order to increase transparency, openness and predictability for investors.

25-February-2013

English

United States - OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

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

12-February-2013

English

OECD urges stronger international co-operation on corporate tax

Global solutions are needed to ensure that tax systems do not unduly profit multinational enterprises, leaving citizens and small businesses with bigger tax bills.

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