January EC Report on Bulgaria to Assess 10 Years' Progress
Thursday, 08 December 2016
Justice Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva said the European Commission's next report on Bulgaria under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) was due out at the end of January and would assess Bulgaria's progress in the ten years since it was introduced.
Zaharieva told Bulgarian journalists in Brussels: "We believe the CVM should move on to a more intensive stage, including more specialized missions. Bulgaria shares EC President Jean-Claude Juncker's view that it would be good if a decision that Bulgaria can exit the programme could be taken before the end of this Commission's mandate in 2019. We claim that some of the six benchmarks have been fulfilled: the Constitution and the Judicial System Act have been amended."