EU Commission to Unveil Next CVM Report on Bulgaria on January 27

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The European Commission's report on reform in justice and internal affairs undertaken by Bulgaria is to be unveiled on the last Wednesday of January, a Commission spokesperson has announced.

"Our next reports under the Mechanism for Cooperation and Verification [CVM] are expected at the end of January [and are] scheduled for January 27," the Bulgarian National Radio quotes Christian Wigand, Spokesperson for several portfolios including rule of law and justice, as saying.

Wigand has not given details about the reports.

Last year's document suggested Bulgaria needed to step up efforts for judicial reform (more about the 2015 CVM report here).

This year, the government is on tenterhooks as numerous legislative steps and constitutional changes were adopted over the course of 2015 to meet EU demand for reform.

CVM reports have been prepared for Bulgaria and Romania since 2007 to monitor progress in areas such as judicial reform and tackling corruption and (for Bulgaria in particular) combating organized crime.

The reports were a prerequisite for the two countries to join the EU in the same year.

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Tags: Mechanism for Cooperation and Verification, CVM, judicial reform, Christian Wigand

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