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

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

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

Romania parliament changes criminal procedure; opposition says aims to hide graft

By |junij 19th, 2018|corruption, CVM, Liviu Dragnea, News, PSD, Romania|

Romania's lower house of parliament on Monday night (18 June) approved amendments to the country's criminal procedure, which critics and the centrist opposition say would weaken prosecutors' powers to probe high level corruption.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Romania parliament changes criminal procedure; opposition says aims to hide graft

Romanian minister calls for prosecutor’s sacking, graft crackdown under threat

By |februar 23rd, 2018|corruption, CVM, DNA, judicial reform, Klaus Iohannis, Laura Kovesi, News, protests, PSD, Romania, Tudorel Toader|

Romania's Justice Minister called on Thursday for the country's chief anti-corruption prosecutor to be dismissed for "excess of authority", triggering street protests and potentially destabilising a crackdown on graft.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Romanian minister calls for prosecutor’s sacking, graft crackdown under threat

Government’s legal reforms are unconstitutional rules Romania’s top court

By |januar 31st, 2018|CVM, judicial reform, Klaus Iohannis, News, protests, PSD, Romania, rule of law, socialists, Viorica Dancila|

Romania's top court ruled yesterday (30 January) that parts of controversial legal reforms pushed by the ruling left were unconstitutional and needed to be modified.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Government’s legal reforms are unconstitutional rules Romania’s top court

The Bulgarian judiciary explained

By |januar 4th, 2018|Boyko Borissov, Bulgaria, Bulgarian Presidency, corruption, CVM, democratic deficit, independence of judiciary, mafia, News|

The judiciary in Bulgaria has been a victim of political dependence and of civil society indifference, the only novelty now is that even the European Commission is willing to close its eyes, writes Krassen Nikolov.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za The Bulgarian judiciary explained