In a newly published evaluation report by The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), the Icelandic government is asked to strengthen its system against corruption and improper conduct. GRECO is a mutual evaluation mechanism composed of delegates from the 47 Council of Europe member states, Belarus and the USA. GRECO expects Iceland to report any progress made in September 2019 at the latest.
This comes only a few weeks after reports showed Iceland to be the most corrupt Nordic country.
Icelanders have become increasingly intolerant towards corruption of any kind through the years and especially since the financial crash 2008. After the crash, it became clear that private interest and the management of public affairs do not mix well in a country the size of Iceland and leave structural vulnerabilities. These issues were a fundamental part of the resignation of two successive government in the last ten years