In the draft resolution, paragraph 1, after the word "democracy", insert the following words: "and essential in ensuring the protection of human rights."
In the draft resolution, paragraph 2, replace the words "many European democracies" with the following words: "all European democracies".
In the draft resolution, paragraph 5, after the first sentence, insert the following sentence: "The Assembly reiterates its invitation to all member States to review and strengthen their legislation concerning the fight against corruption, ensuring that all acts of corruption are criminalised in accordance with the standards developed by relevant international instruments and monitoring bodies."
In the draft resolution, paragraph 5, after the words "Resolution 97 (24) on the twenty guiding principles for the fight against corruption", insert the following words: ", recommendations of the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) of the Council of Europe".
In the draft resolution, after paragraph 6.1, insert the following paragraph:
"signing or ratifying without delay, if they have not yet done so, the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption (ETS No. 173), its additional protocol (ETS No. 191) and the Civil Law Convention on Corruption (ETS No. 174);".
In the draft resolution, paragraph 6.2, at the end, insert the following words: "without further delay, especially those emanating from GRECO’s Fourth Evaluation Round, which focused, inter alia, on the prevention of corruption in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors;"
In the draft resolution, after paragraph 6.4, insert the following paragraph:
"continuing to improve the protection of whistle-blowers in law and practice;"
In the draft resolution, at the end of paragraph 8.1, insert the following words: ", in line with Recommendation No. R (2000) 10 of the Committee of Ministers on codes of conduct for public officials;"
26 June 2017
In the draft resolution, paragraph 10.4, after the words "lobbying activities", insert the following words: "including through the set-up of a Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe transparency register, following the example of the European Parliament".
In the draft resolution, at the beginning of paragraph 11, insert the following words: "The Assembly welcomes the inclusion of the fight against corruption, including its intention to participate in GRECO in the long term, amongst the EU’s priorities for cooperation with the Council of Europe in 2016-2017. The Assembly further welcomes the publication by the European Ombudsman of practical recommendations for public officials’ interaction with interest representatives (representatives of interest groups), as well as the European Parliament resolution of 16 May 2017 (2016/2097(INI)), which called for the European Union to advance its application for membership of GRECO as soon as possible."
In the draft recommendation, after paragraph 4, insert the following paragraph:
"The Assembly reiterates its call on the Committee of Ministers to further improve the protection of whistle-blowers by launching the process of negotiating a binding legal instrument in the form of a framework convention on whistle-blower protection on the basis of its Recommendation CM/Rec(2014)7, taking into account recent developments."