This Second Progress Report (GRECO Report 2021 – Portugal) assesses the measures taken by the Portuguese authorities to implement the recommendations formulated in the Fourth Evaluation Cycle Report on Portugal (see point 2) on “Prevention of corruption in relation to members of parliament, judges and prosecutors”.
The Report of the Fourth Evaluation Cycle on Portugal was adopted by GRECO at its 70th Plenary Meeting (December 4, 2015) and made public on February 10, 2016, after authorization by Portugal (Greco Eval IV Rep (2015) 5E).”
The Compliance Report on Portugal (GrecoRC4(2017)23) was adopted by GRECO at its 78th Plenary Meeting (December 8, 2017) and made public on March 6, 2018, after clearance from Portugal. The report concluded that only one of the fifteen recommendations contained in the Fourth Evaluation Cycle Report had been implemented or developed satisfactorily and three had been partially implemented. In view of this outcome, GRECO concluded that the very low level of compliance with the recommendations was ‘overall unsatisfactory’ within the meaning of Article 31, paragraph 8.3. of the Rules of Procedure. GRECO therefore decided to apply Article 32(2)(i) and requested further information from the Portuguese delegation.
The Interim Compliance Report was adopted by GRECO at its 83rd Plenary Meeting (June 21, 2019) and made public on June 28, 2019, following authorization by Portugal. GRECO concluded that only one of the fifteen recommendations (recommendation xii) had been satisfactorily implemented. Of the remaining recommendations, eight (recommendations ii, iii, iv, v, vii, viii, ix and x) were partially implemented and six (i, vi, xi, xiii, xiv and xv) were not implemented. The level of compliance remained “overall unsatisfactory” and the Portuguese authorities were asked to provide more information.
The Second Interim Compliance Report assesses the progress in implementing the outstanding recommendations (i.e. all except recommendation xii) since the adoption of the Interim Compliance Report and makes an overall assessment of the level of compliance of these recommendations by Portugal.
Publication year: 2021
Promoter Entity: GRECO