The GRECO is a special body that evaluates the improvement of the member-states as it comes to the fight against corruption. The experts of the international organization made 27 propositions and suggestions, the majority of which have to do with the function of the political system. The consultants of the Council of Europe recommends a change of the ministers’ responsibility law in Greece, because the current law favors the statute of the offences and could offer a favorable treatment to actual and former ministers.
In addition, the GRECO refers to a deficiency in the party funding, although it finds this law positive.
The group proposes some changes. For example, all the donations to the political parties(over 600euros) to be given as deposits.
Furthermore, the group finds a great problem of a complex legislation in Greece and criticizes the established policy of the political parties to forbid to the Greeks alla over the world to exercise their right to vote in their country, but they distribute free tickets in order to vote in Greece.
The consultants from Italy, Germany, Sweden, Latvia and Serbia visited Greece in December 2009. The next evaluation round is in 2012.