EU notes Romania’s poor progress regarding the fight against corruption

As per the European anti corruption council (GRECO), Romania has achieve very little progress in setting up and implementing an effective framework for fighting corruption.

This comes as a follow up report over the recommendations made back in 2015.

The follow up report welcomed the decision to abandon the judicial system reform and requested the government to take determined actions towards competition of the recommendations.

As per the EU report, only 4 of the 13 recommendations have been addressed.

On the other hand, Romania has its own report which only mentions 5 actions (one already closed).

One key point not yet addressed is the selection and dismissal of prosecutors as per the GRECO report.

Th new follow up report will be produced on 30th June 2020.



Jaime Prieto

Mr. Jaime Prieto is a lawyer experienced in Financial Crime, Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing having extensive professional experience in both public and private sectors. Mr. Prieto has been a Head of Compliance in the European Union, the Americas and the Caribbean for banks, trust companies, asset managers, Big Four audit and advisory firms, RegTechs, government agencies and other types of financial professionals. In addition to his experience, he has been legal and educational chair in several compliance and sectorial organisations and performed as a teacher and speaker for a number of organisations and in several local and international forums. Furthermore, Mr. Prieto is an experienced Money Laundering Reporting Officer anda Data Protection officer with additional experience in risk management.
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