French justice minister Taubira attacks bribery

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“It is unacceptable to allow corruption to undermine the functioning of public authority.” So said Christiane Taubira, French minister for justice, in launching the first OECD Foreign Bribery Report at the organisation’s headquarters in Paris on 2 December. “To fight against international bribery, it is important that we have international standards. The OECD work on producing this comparable data is essential”, she said.

The OECD Foreign Bribery Report measures for the first time the crime of transnational corruption. It is based on data from the 427 foreign bribery cases that have been concluded since the entry into force of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in 1999


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Alicia Bárcena, United Nations Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), at the presentation of the OECD Latin American Economic Outlook 2015, during the Ibero-American Summit, Veracruz, Mexico, 9 December 2014. See Country roundup.

 


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Sweden’s minister for enterprise and innovation, Mikael Damberg, at the OECD, December 2014.




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The president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, on an official visit at the OECD, 7 November. Colombia is a candidate for membership of the organisation (see editorial). The OECD Economic Survey of Colombia is expected to be launched 19 January.
See www.oecd.org/economy.
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