Romania makes efforts to end CVM

Romanian Justice Minister Cătălin Predoiu said his country had made unprecedented efforts to reform its law enforcement system, suggesting that Bucharest wanted to see the EU monitoring mechanism put in place five years ago removed by the summer.

Predoiu met with several EU officials and discussed about the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) set up for Romania and Bulgaria. He said his talks had been of a technical nature.

Predoiu said he expected the next mid-term report – “due in the next two or three weeks” – to be of a technical nature, but appeared to suggest that the report due in the summer could put an end to the EU monitoring of his country.

“This summer report would be a kind of conclusion of the results of the application of the mechanism,” he predicted.

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