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 » , said today 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.