Govt approves setting up of Commission to monitor justice progress
“This Government resolution that refers to the creation of such structure must consider all the measures needed in order to lift the Justice Cooperation and Verification Mechanism. If this is not its main objective, it is not justified, given that Romania is not a member state with full rights, as long as this mechanism still operates”, said Premier Emil Boc, in the beginning of the session.
The Commission coordinated by the justice minister comprises representatives with decision-making powers of the involved institutions, i.e. the Justice Ministry, the Ministry of Administration and Interior, the Public Finance Ministry, the European Affairs Department, the Superior Council of Magistracy, the High Court of Cassation and Justice, the Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice, the National Anti-corruption Directorate and the National Agency for Integrity.
The Justice Ministry considers that the achievement of all the benchmarks imposed by the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (MCV) must be a priority for Romania, over the immediately following period, with the involvement of all decision-making factors being decisive.
According to the governmental authorities the speeding up of the judicial reform process and of the fight against corruption is required, as well as the creation of a flexible and efficient decision-making mechanism for the enforcement of measures necessary for the fulfilment of Romania’s commitments within the MCV context.
The Commission will periodically inform Prime Minister Emil Boc, the Parliament and the Romanian President regarding the registered progress and the encountered difficulties and it will establish the involvement of such institutions, at decision-making level, in the fulfilment process of the commitments assumed by Romania at European level.