GRECO Report: Moldova Made Little Progress on Reforms to the Judiciary

Mădălin Necșuțu
09/02/2022

Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption evaluated the implementation of the recommendations in a first compliance Report in 2018 and a second cpmpliance report in 2020. The report concluded that Moldova implemented six of the 18 recommendations in the Fourth Round Evaluation Report in July 2016. 

Of the remaining recommendations, nine have been partly implemented, and three have not been implemented at all. GRECO concluded that Moldova’s current level of compliance with its recommendations remains “unsatisfactory”. 

The report criticizes Moldova for not strengthening the National Integrity Authority, which evaluates the integrity of all state officials and employees, noting a lack of strategy in this regard. 

The report welcomed new pre-vetting and vetting procedures aimed at reforming the judiciary sector. “However, this exercise should be proportionate and compatible with the requirements of judicial independence,” the report stated.

Mădălin Necșuțu
09/02/2022



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