Romania and Bulgaria both joined the EU in 2007 and became subject to an ad hoc tool created by the European Commission to evaluate the progress of the two countries. Today, however, there is a growing gap between the two states: while European Commission officials have suggested the possibility of Romania graduating out of the mechanism soon, there has been very little progress recorded in Bulgaria. Eli Gateva argues that questions around how and when the CVM will end have overshadowed debates on its effectiveness, and that recent worrying developments in Poland and Hungary show that a more comprehensive approach to the rule of law is needed.
|Place of Publication||Edinburgh|
|Edition||Article No 89|
|Media of output||Blog post|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Mar 2016|
- Judicial system