The police in front of 16 Rue de la Loi, headquarters of the services of the Belgian Prime Minister, November 22, 2019 @BelgaImage
The fifth report of Greco (Group of States against corruption), made public this Friday morning, points to a gloomy look at the fight against corruption within the Belgian executive and police. Indeed, out of the 22 recommendations requested from our country by this offshoot of the Council of Europe, only two have been implemented and two others partially, L’Echo reported on Friday.
“Few concrete measures»
In Belgium, many details reduce the work of ministerial cabinets thus remain very hazy. “With regard to those in charge of high executive functions, few concrete measures have been taken. Implementation of all other recommendations is only at the stage of declarations of intent or preliminary consultationswrite the authors of the report.
It also turns out that Belgium has not “supervised the recruitment conditions for strategic jobs“. There is also a lack of a code of ethics for ministers and strategic members of cabinets, with a monitoring and sanction mechanism if necessary.