Promoting integrity in governance to tackle political corruption

“A strong democracy is the best anti-corruption tool. Unacceptable behaviour weakens social justice and foster populism“, today said Michele Nicoletti (Italy, SOC) presenting to PACE Political Affairs Committee members his report on “Promoting integrity in governance to tackle political corruption”.

“Public awareness – he underlined -, anti-corruption campaigns and integrity education programmes are key to successful anti-corruption strategies, which also need to respond to new forms of corruption as they emerge”.

Adopting a draft resolution based on Mr Nicoletti’s report, the Committee considered that stepping up the fight against corruption and restoring trust in the efficiency and effectiveness of democratic institutions “must be a priority” for many European democracies, including European institutions.

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