On June 17, 2019, Mr. Laurent Anselmi, Director of Judicial Services, President of the Council of State, accompanied by a Delegation, participated in Strasbourg at a High Level Conference organized on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), which currently has 49 Member States.

This Conference, organized under the auspices of the French Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, brought together several European Ministers of Justice, including Mrs. Nicole Belloubet, Minister for Justice, Minister of Justice of France, as well as Mr. Frans Timmermans, First Vice President of the European Commission.

This anniversary was an opportunity to take stock of GRECO’s achievements, to assess the needs of its member states, to anticipate new challenges and risks of corruption and to propose an anti-corruption program. It will guide the activities of the Council of Europe and the Group of States against Corruption in the framework of a pan-European centre for monitoring and expertise in the fight against corruption.

In his speech, Mr. Anselmi recalled the constant commitment of the Monegasque authorities in the fight against corruption and their willingness to maintain the constructive dialogue initiated since 2008 with GRECO, in order to implement, in accordance with institutional specificities and constitutional principles of the Principality, the recommendations issued by this body during its various evaluation cycles.