23th of October 2019
Press release about CVM report
After analyzing the CVM Report (published on October 22 by European Commission), Transparency International Romania appeals to all the decision makers to take the necessary measures for the progress made by Romania in recent years to be sustainable and credible.
At the same time, we reiterate the idea that, for reducing vulnerabilities to corruption, it is essential to put the focus on prevention. Approving and applying some measures such as administrative standardization, digitization of work processes (including in the relationship between institutions and citizens) can lead to the reduction of bureaucracy and to the transparency of decision-making in public institutions.
Among the concrete solutions proposed by Transparency International Romania are:
Establishment of the National Compliance Register – public utility tool, proposed by our organization in order to increase the administration transparency and to contribute at reducing the severity of some weaknesses, such as the corruption vulnerabilities and the arbitrary in carrying out administrative inspections.
Modernizing the standards of local good governance, by implementing in the local administration the Integrity System, on a model developed by Transparency International and successfully applied in other European states.
Regarding the fight against corruption through the means of criminal repression, we consider that is important to promote a unitary practice in conducting legal investigations, in order to increase the efficiency of such measures.
The success of the fight against corruption is directly linked to strong and stable institutions. At the same time, there is a need for constant involvement of all the society representatives, from the political class and the public institutions, to the private environment and citizens, each having his role and responsibility in the fight against corruption.
Transparency International Romania has more than 20 year of activity in the non-governmental sector, with a strong contribution to the establishment and strengthening of some public institutions, such as The National Integrity Agency and National Anticorruption Directorate; it has developed public policies, ethics and integrity standards for the public sector and business environment. We are consistent with the principles that guide us in our work: integrity, impartiality, responsibility, professionalism.
For more information, please contact: Georgeta Filip, Public relations specialist - Transparency International Romania, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 0722598014.