The Cooperation and Verification Mechanism on Justice was the main engine of the reform in the judicial system, Romanian Prime Minister Mihai Razvan Ungureanu said in Brussels on Thursday, voicing his hope that the European Commission”s summer report on Justice was „an eminently positive report.”
„It is both a commitment and a matter of consistent governance, adapted to our national interests,” the Chief of Government said.
The Romanian Premier made this statement after a meeting in Brussels with European Council President Herman Van Rompuy.
„This was the first meeting of today”s official agenda and it is a courtesy visit equally, as it was absolutely natural that the first meeting in Brussels was with European Council President, Mr Van Rompuy, but, at the same time, it was a content visit, as we talked about Schengen and about the fact that the commitment made of being able to have a date [for accessing the Schengen area] in September in the JHA Council meeting remained an essential matter to us,” the Romanian Premier said.
„We do not connect our perspective in any way – and we believe we are right, from the technical and judicial point of view – Romania”s entrance to the Schengen area to the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism. We very well know what we have to do within the CVM coordinates, because we think of it – it is a national viewpoint, but at the same time a governance priority – as being the main engine of the reform in the judicial system,” Ungureanu said after the meeting with Herman Van Rompuy.