Fonte: Group of States Against Corruption (GRECO)
Por Marin Mrčela, GRECO President
«As countries face undeniable emergencies, concentration of powers, derogations from fundamental rights and freedoms, and as large amounts of money are infused into the economy to alleviate the crisis (now and in the near future), corruption risks should not be underestimated. It is therefore most important that anti-corruption is streamlined in all COVID-19, and more generally, pandemic-related processes.
GRECO has consistently recommended specific anti-corruption and governance tools. These include transparency, oversight and accountability. In a time of extraordinary circumstances because of the pandemic, those tools are more important than ever. They are relevant for the central level, but also the local level in the context of any form of devolution of powers. (...)»