|European Commission: Secretariat General
|COM (2022) 664
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.
The 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 annual Rule of Law Report.
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|Cooperation and Verification Mechanism [CVM]
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