judicial reform

thumbnailSerbia focuses on judicial reform after starting EU talks
2014-01-27A newly implemented court network will improve the pace of judicial proceedings by spreading cases more evenly among judges, experts say.
thumbnailKosovo institutions address the status of war survivors of sexual abuse
2012-12-27According to the Pristina UN women's office, the status of sexual violence survivors in Kosovo is part of the post-armed conflict challenges in the country.
thumbnailBalkans overloaded with unsolved court cases
2012-12-14Resolving litigation quickly is a condition that regional countries have to meet for EU integration.
thumbnailEC to continue monitoring Bulgaria, Romania
2012-07-23Bulgaria and Romania have made progress in the areas of judicial reform and the fight against corruption over the past five years, but need to do more, the European Commission said.
thumbnailRapid adoption of laws poses problems for Kosovo's legal system
2011-11-18Analysts caution that the rapid creation of laws without proper implementation will not meet EC Progress Report requirements.
UN official urges Romania to prepare before launch of planned judicial reforms
2011-05-25BUCHAREST, Romania -- UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Gabriela Knaul, urged Romanian authorities Tuesday (May 24th)...
Bulgarian Transport Minister Tsvetkov resigns
2011-05-19SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Transport Minister Alexander Tsvetkov tendered his resignation during a regular cabinet meeting, local media reported on Wednesday...
thumbnailECHR: Bulgaria must address "systemic" judicial problem
2011-05-11Bulgaria must introduce legal remedies for victims of unreasonably long proceedings.
EU ready to discuss reforms in BiH's judiciary
2011-05-11SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) -- The EU would be willing to discuss judicial reforms in BiH if Republika Srpska (RS) postpones or revokes it...
Croatia's Kosor expects positive EC assessment of judiciary report
2011-05-09ZAGREB, Croatia -- Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor met on Sunday (May 8th) with Justice Minister Drazen Bosnjakovic to discuss the latest details in a...
EU's Mirel impressed by Montenegro's judicial reforms
2011-05-01PODGORICA, Montenegro -- European Commission (EC) Director for the Western Balkans Pierre Mirel says he is impressed by judicial reforms Montenegro h...
thumbnailKosovo prosecutor says system is overloaded
2011-04-06Kosovo needs more prosecutors according to the state prosecutor.
EC urges Bulgaria, Romania to focus on judicial reforms
2011-02-20BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The European Commission (EC) published interim progress reports Friday (February 18th) on Bulgaria and Romania in the field of j...
USAID launches transparency project in Albania
2010-12-22TIRANA, Albania -- The USAID office in Albania launched a five-year project Tuesday (December 21st) that aims to improve judicial transparency, indep...
Romania's Basescu warns of failed judicial reform
2010-12-14BUCHAREST, Romania -- President Traian Basescu warned on Monday (December 13th) that the next report by the European Commission (EC) on Romania's pro...
Romanian parliament adopts bill that speeds up trials
2010-10-20BUCHAREST, Romania -- The Chamber of Deputies adopted a bill Tuesday (October 19th) that redistributes the workload of senior courts in order to spee...
Top Turkish judicial officials resign over sector reform
2010-10-12ANKARA, Turkey -- Four regular and three reserve members of the 11-seat Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) resigned on Monday (October 11...
Albania's Topi appoints new head of Constitutional Court
2010-09-22TIRANA, Albania -- President Bamir Topi signed a decree Tuesday (September 21st) to appoint Judge Bashkim Dedja as the new head of the Constitutional...
Romanian government adopts judicial reform bill
2010-07-25BUCHAREST, Romania -- The government adopted a bill Friday (July 23rd) on judicial reform in response to criticism by the European Commission (EC) in...
Croatia faces criteria to close judiciary chapter
2010-07-20ZAGREB, Croatia -- The country must fulfil a total of 21 conditions to conclude the judiciary chapter of its accession talks with the EU, Zagreb-base...

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