The European Union has slammed Romania for its failure to combat rampant corruption.
In an annual progress report, the EU said the country’s politicians lack the will to forge ahead with reforms, which violates its entry commitments.
The country is under special scrutiny due to long- standing fears about organised crime, which keeps investors away making it difficult for the country to fight recession.
The report urged Romania to upgrade it’s courts and increase the number of corruption trials.
The EU has refrained from any sanctions for the moment.
Bulgaria, another state under the EU’s watchful eye, was roundly praised for embracing reform efforts and its battle against graft.
Still Sofia needs to take action against money laundering and target corruption at borders and local government level.