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International Anti-Corruption Day 2016

Fighting corruption, being one of the Government’s top priorities, has increasingly become a tool of foreign policy and judicial diplomacy.

To celebrate the International Anti-Corruption Day 2016, on 13 December the Foreign Ministry  hosts the high-level event entitled “Fighting corruption, economic growth and the activities of Italian companies abroad”. The initiative focuses on the relationship between anti-corruption policies and the activities of Italian companies abroad with a view to promoting sustainable economic growth.

The opening remarks by the President of ANAC Raffaele Cantone are followed by contributions by the Chief Prosecutor of Milan Francesco Greco, the Vice President of Confindustria Licia Mattioli, the correspondent of  Il Corriere della Sera Fiorenza Sarzanini and the Director of UNICRI Cindy Smith. The conclusive remarks are made by the Foreign Ministry’s Secretary General Elisabetta Belloni. Invited to participate in the event are the representatives of the Embassies accredited in Rome, of Public Administrations, public agencies and legal practitioners interested in the topic, the private sector and members of the national and international press.

Italy participates with other Countries and International Organisations in numerous multilateral (G20, G7, OCSE, United Nations, Council of Europe) or bilateral fora of dialogue and technical assistance. The Italian Foreign Ministry assures horizontal coordination to international anti-corruption activities with the aim of fostering coherent negotiating procedures and the effective fulfilment of commitments made at international level, in line with the legislative and administrative efforts that Italy is making in terms of preventing and combating anti-corruption and in cooperating on this matter at international level.