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Germany: New anti-corruption report urges greater transparency in party financing

A new anti-corruption report on Germany, urges national authorities to strengthen laws governing the transparency of party political financing.

The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) regrets that the recommendations it made are still to be implemented.

These include the “timely publication of election campaign accounts, enhanced transparency of direct donations to parliamentarians and election candidates who are members of political parties, and increased resources for the president of the Bundestag to supervise party funding.”

According to GRECO, Germany has failed to comply with these recommendations, first suggested nearly seven years ago.

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