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MEP Norica Nicolai: ‘It is time to remove the stamp of #corruption from #Romania’ 

MEP Norica Nicolai: ‘It is time to remove the stamp of #corruption from #Romania’ 

| February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Unity in diversity is the main motto of the European Union. We function as a union of equal states, supposed to respect each other and to accept our differences, writes MEP Norica Nicolai. Romania has consistently acted like a sensible student in its relationship with the EU, willing to develop as a nation and assure a […]

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Commission quietly shelves anti-corruption commitments while 100,000s protest corruption in #Romania

Commission quietly shelves anti-corruption commitments while 100,000s protest corruption in #Romania

| February 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has abandoned plans to publish a ‘naming and shaming’ report on corruption in the EU, according to a letter sent by Vice President Frans Timmermans to the European Parliament and seen by Transparency International EU. The announcement comes at a time when hundreds of thousands are protesting the weakening of anti-corruption standards in […]

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#Romania urged to respect rule of law and improve investment climate

#Romania urged to respect rule of law and improve investment climate

| February 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

The EU-Romania Business Society welcomes the firm stance taken by Brussels  opposing the Romanian government’s emergency decree reducing penalties for corruption. The European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (pictured) and the First Vice President Frans Timmermans said: “The fight against corruption needs to be advanced, not undone. We are following the latest developments in Romania with […]

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Joint Statement of President Juncker and First Vice-President Timmermans on the fight against corruption in #Romania

Joint Statement of President Juncker and First Vice-President Timmermans on the fight against corruption in #Romania

| February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

“The fight against corruption needs to be advanced, not undone. We are following the latest developments in Romania with great concern. The irreversibility of the progress achieved in the fight against corruption is essential for the Commission to assess whether at some point monitoring under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) could be phased out. […]

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#Romania and #Bulgaria fail to get #CVM lifted

#Romania and #Bulgaria fail to get #CVM lifted

| January 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Commission released reports this week on the progress of Romania and Bulgaria in tackling corruption. The CVM (Co-operation and Verification Mechanism) reports found that neither country has fulfilled requirements to have the CVM lifted. In the case of Bulgaria, the report found that the country’s efforts against graft “are fragmented and largely ineffective”. […]

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#Romania: Leading businessman Dan Adamescu dies in prison

#Romania: Leading businessman Dan Adamescu dies in prison

| January 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Leading Romanian businessman Dan Adamescu (pictured) has become the latest victim of Romania’s “failing” penal and judicial system. Adamescu was serving a four year sentence for alleged bribery but had been seriously ill for some time and died in a hospital in Bucharest, aged 68. A leading campaign group says Adamescu should have been released […]

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#ProjectDiamond begins where #PinkPanther left off

#ProjectDiamond begins where #PinkPanther left off

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

This week Europol organized, together with Austria and Switzerland, the first international conference on jewellery robbery and burglary under a new umbrella project entitled ‘Diamond’. Hosted at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague, the event brought together more than 70 experts from almost all EU Member States, as well as third parties from Europe, Asia, the […]

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