Bulgaria appoints new chief prosecutor amid protests

By |oktober 25th, 2019|Boyko Borissov, Bulgaria, Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, corruption, CVM, Ivan Geshev, Jean-Claude Juncker, justice reform, mafia, News, Rumen Radev, Sotir Tsatsarov|

Bulgaria on Thursday (24 October) appointed a new chief prosecutor despite months-long protests against the sole nominee for the post. After an all-day hearing, the 25-member Supreme Judicial Council, the country’s top judicial body, voted in Ivan Geshev for a...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Bulgaria appoints new chief prosecutor amid protests

Corruption in Romania: a European affair

By |september 30th, 2019|civil society, Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, corruption, CVM, Laura Codruta Kovesi, News, Romania, Schengen|

The situation in Romania is partly hopeful: numerous civic movements have emerged in the country and an outstanding anti-corruption movement is growing in the society, especially among the young generations, write Elena Denisa Petrescu and Yannis Karam...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Corruption in Romania: a European affair

The Juncker Commission won’t lift the monitoring on Bulgaria

By |april 26th, 2019|Boyko Borissov, Bulgaria, Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, corruption, CVM, European elections 2019, GERB, News, Věra Jourová|

Vĕra Jourová, the EU Commissioner for justice, said on Friday (26 April) that the Juncker Commission will not lift the monitoring on Bulgaria under the so-called Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za The Juncker Commission won’t lift the monitoring on Bulgaria

Kovesi tells MEPs: I know you received negative information about me

By |februar 27th, 2019|Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, corruption, CVM, EPPO, European Parliament, european public prosecutor, Frans Timmermans, Laura Codruta Kovesi, News, Romania, rule of law, socialists, Věra Jourová|

Laura Codruţa Kövesi, the former chief of Romania’s anti-corruption agency (DNA) who is one of the three shortlisted candidates to become the EU's first-ever chief prosecutor, emerged as the favourite after a hearing in the European Parliament on Tuesday (26 February).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Kovesi tells MEPs: I know you received negative information about me

Romania investigates Timmermans and Jourova, Commission says they have immunity

By |februar 21st, 2019|anti-corruption, Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, Frans Timmermans, Laura Codruta Kovesi, News, Romania, Tudorel Toader, Věra Jourová|

Relations between Bucharest and Brussels hit an all-time low on Thursday (21 February) as the Romanian press reported that the Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans and Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová have been indicted for “falsification” of the last Cooperation and Verification report (CVM).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Romania investigates Timmermans and Jourova, Commission says they have immunity

Commission warns Romania against amnesty plans for corrupt officials

By |januar 22nd, 2019|Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, corruption, CVM, Jean-Claude Juncker, Jyrki Katainen, Liviu Dragnea, News, Romania, Romanian Presidency, rule of law, Tudorel Toader|

The European Commission warned Romania on Tuesday (22 January) against passing a decree that would provide an easy legal tool to overturn corruption convictions for politicians, including the strongman Liviu Dragnea, leader of the ruling PSD party.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Commission warns Romania against amnesty plans for corrupt officials

Romanian president to try to block government pardons

By |december 19th, 2018|Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, corruption, Klaus Iohannis, Liviu Dragnea, News, Romanian elections, Romanian Presidency, rule of law, Viorica Dancila|

Romania's centre-right President Klaus Iohannis said Tuesday (18 December)  that he will invite himself to meetings of the left-wing cabinet in order to prevent it passing proposed criminal pardons that could benefit prominent politicians. 

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Romanian president to try to block government pardons

Romania slams EU ahead of taking rotating presidency

By |december 17th, 2018|Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, corruption, News, Romania, Romanian Presidency, rule of law|

Leaders of Romania's left-wing ruling majority on Sunday (16 December) accused the European Union of "discriminatory" treatment, two weeks before the eastern European country takes over the bloc's rotating presidency.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Romania slams EU ahead of taking rotating presidency

Borissov takes pride in crushing Bulgaria’s passport-for-bribes scam

By |december 13th, 2018|Boyko Borissov, Brexit, Bulgaria, Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, EPP, EU summit, Frans Timmermans, global compact for migration, Hard Brexit, mafia, News, Racism, refugee crisis, Schengen|

The passports-for-bribes scam may look like an embarrassment for Bulgaria, but Prime Minister Boyko Borissov turned it around on Thursday (13 December), saying he had  received compliments for the way Bulgarian law enforcement had put an end to the practice.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Borissov takes pride in crushing Bulgaria’s passport-for-bribes scam

Romania goes on anti-Brussels path over rule of law

By |november 15th, 2018|Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, CVM, News, Romania|

Romania’s government is not willing to follow the EU recommendations on the rule of law and plans to challenge the Commission's latest report in court. EURACTIV Romania reports.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Romania goes on anti-Brussels path over rule of law