31/03/2011 – EU WANTS FURTHER EFFORT FROM CROATIA FOR JUSTICE SYSTEM
In order to meet the targets for EU membership, more effort is needed as concerns the justice system and fundamental rights, even though Croatia has made significant progress. In particular, according to the latest report by the European Commission on the situation as concerns the country’s justice system, there are four points on which Zagreb must still work. There is the need to improve efficiency of the courts, the State Council and the State Prosecutor’s Office, explained EU enlargement commissioner Stefan Fule, and convincing precedents must be set in recruiting and appointing judges and prosecutors, in addition to demonstrating self-regulatory abilities. As concerns cooperation with the International Criminal Court, the EU expects to receive the latest report from head prosecutor Serge Brammertz in May. Concerns remain over the issue of war criminals, and progress if needed in the fight against corruption and the protection of minorities and refugees.
Source: Vecchio sito IPA