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Anti-corruption group says that Germany still lags in efforts to make party financing more transparent

The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) reiterates previous critiques from earlier reports concerning the transparency of party financing in Germany in a just published “addendum”.

Of 20 recommendations, nine have been “implemented satisfactorily or dealt with in a satisfactory manner,” the new document stresses.

Interview in English

In 2015 Germany hosted 1.1 million refugees. Many continue to arrive. Even without right to asylum they must leave their country. Refugees must be welcome, find a housing, and the integration process must start immediately. There are many volunteers who support governmental actions. There are different responses in population: support the action of Merkel, or oppose to it. There is a debate about the limits of integration.