Bulgarian leaders got a sneak peek at the upcoming CVM report, and they are not happy:
Romania will be assessed more positively than Bulgaria in a EU Commission report on justice and internal affairs, Bulgarian Deputy PM Ekaterina Zaharieva has said.
In an interview with the Bulgarian National Radio, she has admitted Bucharest has performed far better than Bulgaria over the past year with regard to court cases of public interest, high-level corruption [and] the fight against organized crime.
I am QUITE sure that Romanian politicians will spin this as a huge “win” because everyone has long since forgotten that Romania (and Bulgaria) were supposed to be up to EU standards by now and no longer need to be monitored by CVM reports. But hey, next to last is better than dead last! :)