Worth Having It. The Effectiveness of the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism on Romania

Policy memo, no.16, November 2010

Authors: CRPE and SAR ( Romanian Academic Society)

The Romanian Center for European Policies (CRPE) and the Romanian Academic Society (SAR) have launched the report “Worth Having It – The Effectiveness of the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism on Romania” during a public hearing at the European Parliament organized by the two MEPs Monica Macovei and Maria Nedelcheva (Bulgaria).

The hearing debated the effects that the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) had upon the justice systems in Bulgaria and Romania as well as the degree in which this mechanism could be a model for an EU-wide anti-corruption policy. The report launched in Brussels included the conclusions of a research project on the effectiveness of the CVM which was implemented by CRPE and SAR in 2009-2010. On this occasion, CRPE and SAR had the opportunity to present the results of their evaluation to decision-makers from the European Commission, EU Council and European Parliament.

The report is available, here.