Attorney General on combating corruption

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Attorney General on combating corruption
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Preventing corruption and promoting integrity in central governments and law enforcement agencies is of critical importance in promoting the rule of law in all EU member states.

This is what Attorney General Costas Clerides said in a speech delivered at a conference in Strasbourg organized by the Council of Europe anti-corruption body GRECO.

“Taking the small state of the Republic of Cyprus as an example, we can see that in the recent years there have been much more cases involving corruption amongst public or independent officials taken to Court, compared to earlier periods of time,” he said.

“However, the fact is that during the past 3 years, for the first time we have seen individuals sent to court and some imprisoned for offences involving corrupt practices, fraud etc., some of which were holding the post of mayor, of a member of parliament, of Governor of Central Bank and of Deputy Attorney General.,” he added.

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Attorney General on combating corruption


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