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Rapporteur praises work of Romania’s anti-corruption directorate

Bernd Fabritius, rapporteur on “Strengthening the rule of law in South-East European countries through targeted reform of the legal system”, has praised the work of Romania’s National Anti-corruption Directorate. More

Strengthening the rule of law in South-East European countries: rapporteur to make fact-finding visit

Bernd Fabritius will conduct a fact-finding visit to Bucharest and to Chisinau, in connection with the preparation of his report on “Strengthening the rule of law in South-East European countries through targeted reform of the legal system”. More

Co-operation with the ICC: towards a concrete and expanded commitment

“The system created to fight impunity and to complement national jurisdictions needs the support of all States to be fully efficient”, said Alain Destexhe at the opening of the hearing on co-operation with the ICC. More

Ensuring respect for ECHR norms: parliamentary structures to supervise compliance

Speaking at a seminar in Rome, Paul Mahoney, Judge of the European Court of Human Rights with respect to the United Kingdom mentioned the utility of parliamentary action in ensuring respect for ECHR norms. More

Call for measures against unregulated and non-transparent lobbying

As the target of an estimated 25 000 to 30 000 lobbyists, the EU institutions need to do more to ensure transparency and openness, Natasa Vučković has said in a report adopted in Rome today. More

Parliamentary accountability: a matter of ethics or politics?

“Parliamentary responsibility is a fundamental concept for the smooth functioning of any representative democracy,” Michele Nicoletti said, introducing a joint seminar on parliamentary accountability today in Rome. More