Authors: Cristian Ghinea, Oana Tănăsache
The Romanian Center for European Policies (CRPE) together with the Romanian Academic Society (SAR) have launched the report “When, how and why did Romania accept the EU rules in the anti-corruption field. Overview 1999 – 2010”. The report assesses the relation between Romania and the European Union in regard to anti-corruption policies as well as the degree in which Romania has fulfilled EU conditionalities on justice reform since 1999.
Based on the literature on Europeanization, the report shows that the EU lacked a significant acquis in the anti-corruption field. Moreover, in its relation with Romania, the European Commission founded itself in a learning process: if at first, the EC asked for new laws and institutions, later on it asked for their efficiency and functionality.
This is the fourth study that is released within the project “The Evaluation of the Efectiveness of the Mechanism for Cooperation and Verification in Justice. Recommendations for the Post-2009 period” funded by the European Union Transition Facility programme 2007/19343.01.11 – Strengthening support for civil society in fighting corruption.
The report is available, only in Romanian, here.