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Since antiquity, corruption has been one of the most widespread and insidious social evils. When it involves officials and elected representatives, it damages the administration of public affairs. Since the end of the 19th century, it has also been regarded as a major threat in the private sphere. It is estimated that hundreds of billions of euros are paid in bribes every year. The Council of Europe is taking a lead role in fighting corruption, which threatens democracy, human rights and the rule of law.

Council of Europe videos on corruption

Imagine a world without corruption!
0'30"Watch now
20 years fighting one of Europe's biggest scourges
17 June 2019
Council of Europe Strasbourg
GRECO experts monitor compliance
12 January 2016
Council of Europe Strasbourg


Guest videos on corruption

What do we really know about them?
3'35"Watch now
Transparency in multinational corporations
22 March 2015
Transparency International Berlin
Fighting corruption, easily explained
2'09"Watch now
What is corruption and what are its consequences?
1 September 2010
Explainity Hamburg

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