Tag Archives: MCV Justice Report

Romanian Penal Code Gets Penalized in Parliament

The Romanian Parliament has always been one of the most prolific national institutions. Some 588 MPs in a country of no more than 19.5 million people have provided us with valuable Penal Code amendments right before Christmas. Why would anyone … Continue reading

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Romanian Senator Catalin Voicu Gets 7 Years Jail Sentence For Influence Peddling

On 22 April 2013, the Supreme Court of Romania handed a final decision convicting Catalin Voicu, former Senator for the Social-Democrats, to 7 years jail sentence with no appeal while the convictee gets comfortably walked around hospitals for obesity treatment, … Continue reading

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What’s In A Name? Laura Codruta Kovesi, Future Head of the Romanian National Anti-Corruption Directorate

Back in January 2013, the European Commission had released the latest progress report on justice affairs and fight against corruption regarding Romania within the framework of the Mechanism for Cooperation and Verification that is currently enforced. The MCV progress report … Continue reading

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MCV Justice Report on Romania: Is the EU Searching For A Constitution?

If you thought the Hungarian Constitution was hot from the oven of European discontent, then think again. While Romania is all entangled in her own draft Constitution debates and really annoyed by the last MCV Progress report, the EU might … Continue reading

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MCV Report Not Enough. EU Democracy and Rule of Law Need Further Compliance

Last Friday, Germany, the Netherlands, Finland and Denmark expressed their concerns in a letter adddressed to the European Commission over the need for further rule of law compliance inside the EU-27. Specifically, this letter follows the EU’s Justice and Home … Continue reading

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Schengen: Definitely No Access for Romania, Says Germany

German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich: The EU has long been evaluating whether or not Romania and Bulgaria are ready for acceptance in the Schengen Area. The last annual report showed progress, but it’s not enough. Bulgaria and Romania still have … Continue reading

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European Commission’s MCV Report on Romania: Justice Lacks Strength

The European Commission presented on Wednesday the newest report available HERE under the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism on Romania outlining some of the progress that has been made so far but including valuable recommendations regarding the need for strengthening the … Continue reading

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