‘There are instances in which money earmarked for court operations have been prioritarily used to pay wage arrears.
‘Yet, I am asking you for solidarity, for dialogue, understanding and partnership. What I mean by partnership is recognising the rights consecrated by court rulings,’ said Boc. He added that the Government spending this year on wages and staff costs is higher than in 2008 because pay rises and pension increases were approved in 2008.
‘Under the EU accession treaty, Romania is subjected to the cooperation and verification mechanism in the judiciary, where everybody – the government, Parliament, CSM and courts of law – has its own obligations toward Romanians to fully integrate the country with the EU, so that all Romanian citizens may have the court sentences issued on them recognised anywhere in the EU,’ said Boc.