EC report says that Romania and Bulgaria must do more against corruption

Bulgaria and Romania need to make further progress in judicial reform and in the fight against corruption and, in the case of Bulgaria, also in the fight against organised crime. The reports stress in particular that the judiciary in both countries should make greater reform efforts. The Commission makes a series of recommendations for further action in Bulgaria and Romania. In the summer of 2012, the Commission will make an overall assessment of Bulgaria and Romania’s progress under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism since accession, and will make appropriate proposals in the light of this assessment. These are the main conclusions of the fifth annual reports under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism with Bulgaria and Romania adopted by the Commission today.

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