Progress reports for Bulgaria and Romania

The Commission has published its reports under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism on progress with judicial reform, the fight against corruption and, concerning Bulgaria, the fight against organized crime.

The report about Romania notes that the country has not been able to keep the momentum of reform it had established by mid-2009.

The report about Bulgaria says that the judiciary continued to produce only few results in cases involving high-level corruption and organised crime and a further street killing occurred in January 2010.

No progress has been reported with procedures to adopt the new draft Statutory Instruments Act which should introduce clear rules for transparency and public debate and codify the different stages of the legislative process.

Organised crime cases in court have generally shown little development since mid-2009 and no convictions have been reported in this period.

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