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After the fall of the communist regime in 1989, Romania joined the European Union (EU) in 2007. As existing legislation was overhauled and new areas of legislation were introduced, extensive re-training of the judiciary was required to bolster judicial independence and make judges less susceptible to improper influence, therefore increasing investor confidence in the country.

In 2016, Romania achieved the third highest growth rate in the EU and its anti-corruption efforts continue to advance with strong public support. While economic growth is expected to remain solid, there is a need to strengthen good governance and the rule of law.

Judicial training program to improve investment climate in Romania

Bucharest, April 23, 2018 – A new program in Romania will help the country improve its investment climate by building judicial capacity in commercial cases and increasing the uniformity of judicial practice.

“Romanian courts need to be able to tackle economic crime and commercial disputes in an effective and reliable manner to attract sustainable and healthy investment,” said the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), noting the purpose of its new program in the country.

Key Initiatives

  • After Romania joined the European Union in 2007, wide-reaching reforms were implemented to the country’s civil, criminal and commercial legal codes. While acknowledging positive development in the judicial sector, concerns remain over the lack of predictability of judicial decisions, including contradictory judgements and inconsistency in the administration of justice.
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