EC: Progress made by Bulgaria under Cooperation and Verification Mechanism is sufficient, but final decision to conclude CVM has not been taken yet

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The European Commission adopted its latest report on the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism about the actions undertaken by Bulgaria to fulfill its obligations in the judicial reform, the fights against corruption and organized crime. The EC considers that the progress made by Bulgaria under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism is sufficient to meet Bulgaria’s commitments made at the time of its accession to the EU in 2007. Bulgaria will need to work consistently on translating commitments into concrete legislation and on continued implementation. The monitoring of the continued implementation of the reforms put in place by Bulgaria will need to be ensured by the high-level post-monitoring council recently agreed by the government, and that will feed into the future dialogue with the Commission in the framework of the comprehensive rule of law mechanism. However, before talking the final decision the Commission will also take duly into account the observations of the Council and the European Parliament. The EC decided to keep the CVM on Romania.  


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