The US Department of State's report on human rights in 2008, published on Wednesday, confirms the European Commission's criticism on corruption and even quotes the CE conclusions, saying that the Parliament is "lacking an unequivocal commitment to rooting out high level corruption".

In the Government Corruption and Transparency, the report mentions that the anti-graft legislation is not efficiently implemented, while Romania is still subject to European monitoring on Justice.

The findings on Romania, in brief:

- There were no reports that the government or its agents committed arbitrary or unlawful killings;

- There were no reports of politically motivated disappearances;

- Prison conditions remained harsh and generally did not meet international standards. However, authorities improved conditions in some prisons;

- Sanitation and hygiene in prisons did not meet international standards;

- Claims in excess of this amount are to be paid with shares in the property fund. The restitution process continued to be very slow during the year, and the large majority of restitution cases remained unresolved;

- Violence against women, including spousal abuse, continued to be a serious problem, and the government did not effectively address it.

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