Die Presse: Corruption in Romania, Bulgaria BlossomsViews on BG | July 21, 2010, Wednesday // 14:04| views
Austrian daily Die Presse writes Wednesday that corruption in still a grave problem for EU newcomers Bulgaria and Romania in an article commenting the latest European Commission progress report on the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism published Tuesday.
According to Die Presse the Commission has criticised “lack of significant steps forward in the fight against corruption” and has even marked “steps back” on the part of Romania.
Regarding Bulgaria, the article mentions urges from the EC on greater protection of public funds against abuse.
According to the report despite palpable progress, Bulgaria has to bring its judicial system to European standards in close cooperation with EU institution, writes the article
Die Presse also mentions calls for further efforts in the reform of Bulgaria's police.
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