Romania has applied anti-corruption strategies in a hurry, especially at foreign pressures, and this gave birth to more problems instead of solving them, according to an independent audit report ordered by the Justice Ministry at the European Commission’s suggestion. The report also shows that “sustained” foreign interventions were needed so that anti-corruption institutions were not silenced in Romania, according to daily ‘Romania libera’ online. Experts also believe that the anticorruption strategy developed under ex Justice Minister Monica Macovei is better than the current one, backed by incumbent Minister Catalin Predoiu. On a scale of 1 to 5, the most corrupt institutions in Romania in 2009 and 2010 were political parties (4.3 in 2009 and 4.5 in 2010), followed by Parliament and the legal system. The least corrupt institutions are the Church, the Army, the media and the education system.