The object of the present work is a non-exhaustive analysis of the preventive strategies currently used in the European context, namely those based on a compliance system, with the aim of demonstrating that it is the strategy that has been widely used in the fight against corruption. Here compliance is conceptualized as a behavior based on specific pillars of prevention and sanction of corruption in accordance with the law and ethics, and contrary to the commission of illicit and non-compliant acts. In the course of the work, it was possible to show that currently in the European Union, and particularly in Portugal, compliance measures have acquired a primordial importance in the strategies to fight corruption, being part of the main recommendations of the European Group on the matter and of the future plans to fight corruption of its members. It is perceived that with the greater strategic commitment to compliance by the European Union and, in particular, by Portugal, it is believed that the illicit corruption will be fought with greater success.
Publication year: 2020
Author: Miriam Moraes Pires de Pinho
University: Faculty of Law – University of Porto