The European Commission officially ended the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) for Bulgaria and Romania. CVM had been introduced in 2007, after the accession of the two countries to the European Union.
All main state official bragged about this, President Klaus Iohannis saying that ”this is a great success for Romania”. Prime Minister Ciolacu said that the decision confirms that ”the rule of law in Romania is consolidated and strong”.
”The official lifting of the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism is a historic moment for Romania’s democracy and for the entire judicial system in our country”, added Nicolae Ciucă, the Senate’s head.
The Cooperation and Verification Mechanism had been introduced at the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union in 2007 as a transitional measure to facilitate progress in the fields of judicial reform and anti-corruption, as well as on organised crime for Bulgaria.