European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Jourova: Bulgaria and Romania on Right Track and Not Any Worse than Other Member States
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
The European Commission (EC) Monday published its 2017 EU Justice Scoreboard which gives a comparative overview of the efficiency, quality and independence of justice systems in the EU Member States.
The Justice Scoreboard is intended as a means to assist national authorities to improve the effectiveness of their justice systems. Compared to previous editions, the 2017 Scoreboard looks into new aspects of the functioning of justice systems, for example, how easily consumers can access justice and which channels they use to submit complaints against companies, the EC said in a press release. For the first time, the scoreboard also shows the length of criminal court proceedings relating to money laundering offences.
Dwelling on Bulgaria and Romania during the presentation of the scoreboard, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Vera Jourova said that she was happy that the two countries are on the right track and not any worse than other Member States. Jurova said that the figures for Bulgaria and Romania in the 2017 EU Justice Scoreboard may be used as a good element when assessing the fulfilling of the measures and tasks in the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM).