Cooperation and Verification Mechanism Report

08 Jun: Questions & Answers: Cooperation and Verification Mechanism Report on Romania

(Source: European Commission)

Why does the Commission report on progress in judicial reform and the fight against corruption in Romania?

At the accession of Romania to the European Union on 1 January 2007, certain shortcomings remained in the areas of judicial reform and the fight against corruption. These weaknesses had the potential to prevent an effective application of EU laws, policies and programmes, and prevent Romanians from enjoying their full rights as EU citizens. Therefore, the Commission undertook to assist Romania   in remedying these shortcomings and to regularly verify progress against specific benchmarks through the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM).…