Preventing Corruption
The Directive Concerning the Prevention of Corruption in the Federal Administration of 30 July 2004 lays down the legal framework for the anti-corruption tasks at the Federal Foreign Office headquarters and at German missions abroad. The Directive is intended to offer clear and concise guidelines on honest, fair and transparent actions by the federal administration.Ethical principles and rejection of corruption must be firmly anchored in the minds of staff at Federal Foreign Office headquarters and seconded personnel and local staff at German missions abroad. Key issues relating to the prevention of corruption at Federal Foreign Office headquarters and at German missions abroad include awareness of this issue among staff, protection from potential corruption risks and the preservation of high ethical and legal standards as an integral part of all actions by the federal administration.