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Andrei Chirileasa
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Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

GRECO report on Romania: compliance with recommendation remains globally unsatisfactory

Romania has satisfactorily implemented only five of the 18 recommendations outlined in the previous reports of the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), according to GRECO's latest report on Romania consulted by Hotnews.ro.

The anti-corruption body of the Council of Europe shows that, on the whole, the authorities seem determined to reverse or abandon many of the controversial judicial reforms, but the level of compliance remains very low.

GRECO adopted the second interim report on Romania's fourth assessment in the plenary session on March 22-25. It concludes that "the level of compliance with the recommendations remains globally unsatisfactory." 

For now, the GRECO report is not public, requiring the opinion of the Romanian authorities.

According to the document consulted by Hotnews.ro, GRECO points out that a strengthening of the role of the magistrates' body (CSM) in the appointment/removal of prosecutors in/from the highest positions is still expected, while the justice minister's involvement in this process remains considerable to the detriment of judicial independence.

It also remains to be clarified whether objective and clear criteria for the promotion of judges and prosecutors have been established, taking into account their real qualifications and merits.

andrei@romania-insider.com

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Profile picture for user andreich
Andrei Chirileasa
Editor-in-Chief

Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

GRECO report on Romania: compliance with recommendation remains globally unsatisfactory

Romania has satisfactorily implemented only five of the 18 recommendations outlined in the previous reports of the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), according to GRECO's latest report on Romania consulted by Hotnews.ro.

The anti-corruption body of the Council of Europe shows that, on the whole, the authorities seem determined to reverse or abandon many of the controversial judicial reforms, but the level of compliance remains very low.

GRECO adopted the second interim report on Romania's fourth assessment in the plenary session on March 22-25. It concludes that "the level of compliance with the recommendations remains globally unsatisfactory." 

For now, the GRECO report is not public, requiring the opinion of the Romanian authorities.

According to the document consulted by Hotnews.ro, GRECO points out that a strengthening of the role of the magistrates' body (CSM) in the appointment/removal of prosecutors in/from the highest positions is still expected, while the justice minister's involvement in this process remains considerable to the detriment of judicial independence.

It also remains to be clarified whether objective and clear criteria for the promotion of judges and prosecutors have been established, taking into account their real qualifications and merits.

andrei@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Shutterstock)

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