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Title: Stop corruption in Europe at its root, by cutting off funds to countries with inefficient judiciary after deadline.
Current status: Collection ongoing
Deadline: 12/09/2020
Commission registration number: ECI(2019)000014
Date of registration: 12/09/2019
Registration language: EN / No other languages available
Commission Decision on the registration of the proposed citizens' initiative: COMMISSION DECISION

Subject-matter: Mandate a firm 10 year post accession deadline for an automatic moratorium on payments of structural and cohesion funds to a newly acceded country, until the monitoring mechanism is lifted from their judiciary.
Main objectives: The current EU legal code allows undue interpretation. Under certain conditions, the corruption among political elites in newly acceded countries may turn out to be beneficial to other countries in the Union, and the relative notion ‘temporary’ to be stretched out indefinitely. Setting a strict timeframe avoids direct and indirect motivation for corruption in EU member states. One such example is the inefficiency of the existing monitoring mechanism in the case of Bulgaria and Romania.
Provisions of the Treaties considered relevant by the organisers: Article 212, Article 83
Organisers / Members of citizens' committee:
  • Representative: Veneta Konstantinova MAGISTRELLI -
  • Substitute: Dobrinka Ruseva MOSKOVA -
  • Other members: Ivan Doychev STANCHEV, Yanko Iliev ILIEV, Denis Kostova VASILEVA, Krassimir Nechov GUEROVSKI, Pepa Ivanova KARADELEVA
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