Participants in the conference discussed the approaches to justice system reform in each country that was included in the study. The subject of the monitoring was analysis of judicial performance and of anticorruption measures. The research was based on several indicators (such as anti-corruption institutions; immunities; declaration of assets / interests; confiscation; judicial independence and accountability).
Conference participants concluded that the experience of Romania and Bulgaria in reforming the justice system and the evaluation mechanisms introduced after their accession to the EU should become an instrument for fighting corruption in countries that are seeking membership in the EU.
Results of the study are included in a report “EU Approach to Justice Reform in Southeastern and Eastern Europe”, which was presented at public hearings in the European Parliament that were organized by MEPs for Romania, Bulgaria and Poland.
The Report is available here.