Group of States against corruption (GRECO) Website News - Last up-date : 08/01/2014 Resignation of the Slovenian anti-corruption Commissioners [Strasbourg, 10/12/2013] – During its latest plenary meeting (Strasbourg, 2-6 December 2013), GRECO noted with concern the recent resignation of the Chief Commissioner for the Prevention of Corruption of Slovenia and of his two deputies. In a press release, the Commissioners explained that their initiative was meant to sound alarm bells regarding the lack of political will that surrounds certain necessary reforms of the institutional and legal framework for the prevention of and fight against corruption in Slovenia. GRECO hopes that the selection process of the future commissioners will ensure that they fulfil the highest guarantees of integrity and independence.
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