The Group of States against Corruption of the Council of Europe (GRECO) has published a follow-up report assessing Romania’s progress in implementing the recommendations issued to the country in a 4th round evaluation report adopted in 2015 on the prevention of corruption among parliamentarians, judges and prosecutors. It also evaluates the implementation of the recommendations GRECO issued in an urgent ad hoc evaluation report in 2018. (See also the Romanian version of the report)
GRECO concludes that Romania has fully implemented seven of the 13 recommendations contained in the 4th round evaluation report. It has partly implemented three recommendations, and four recommendations remain not implemented. Regarding the ad hoc evaluation report, Romania has fully implemented three of five recommendations and has partly implemented two recommendations.
GRECO finds that a slight improvement has been achieved with the introduction of a code of conduct for members of Parliament. However, it stresses that the transparency of the parliamentary process needs further improvements. Further action is also needed to address conflicts of interest, including new rules on how MPs engage with lobbyists.
GRECO concludes that Romania’s level of compliance is no longer “globally unsatisfactory”. The Romanian authorities are expected to report to GRECO on further progress in implementing the outstanding recommendations by 31 December 2023.
GRECO issues report assessing Romania’s progress in anti-corruption measures in respect of parliamentarians, judges and prosecutors