Report on Progress in Romania under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism

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Series Details COM (2022) 664
Publication Date 22/11/2022
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Report published by the European Commission on 22 November 2022 on progress made by Romania in the context of the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) since June 2021.

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TheĀ CVM was established at the accession of Romania to the European Union (EU) as a transitional measure to facilitate national efforts to reform its judiciary and step up the fight against corruption. It represented a joint commitment of the Member States and of the EU. The mechanism is set to end when all benchmarks applying to Romania are satisfactorily met.

The report positively notes Romania's efforts to implement all outstanding recommendations through new legislation, policies, and tools to strengthen the judiciary and combat corruption. The European Commission concludes that the progress made by Romania is sufficient to meet the CVM commitments made at the time of accession and that all benchmarks can be satisfactorily closed. The assessment also takes account of the developing landscape for the rule of law in the EU, and in particular Romania's full engagement in the rule of law report cycle.

The Commission stated no more monitoring on Romania under the CVM would be carried out, with further monitoring be consolidated in the annualĀ Rule of Law Report.

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News, 22/11/2022: The European Commission stops the Monitoring Reports for Romania
The Sofia Globe, 22/11/2022: EC moves to end judicial reform, anti-corruption monitoring mechanism for Romania

European Commission: Press Release, 22/11/2022: Romania: Benchmarks under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism are satisfactorily met
European Commission: Questions & Answers, 22/11/2022: Commission reports on progress in Romania under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism

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