GRECO: Kazakhstan Becomes 50th Member State
On 1 January 2020, Kazakhstan became GRECO’s 50th member state. As reported in eucrim 3/2019, p. 184, Kazakhstan signed an Agreement on 15 October 2019 involving the privileges and immunities of representatives of GRECO and members of evaluation teams, in this way paving the way for the country’s membership. After ratification of the Agreement, Kazakhstan is now a member of GRECO and, as such, is subject to the GRECO’s assessment in respect of the various areas addressed in its evaluation rounds. GRECO’s membership now spans three continents ‒ Europe, America, and Asia ‒ and covers a population close to 1.2 billion people.