EC mission is important as summer report will point out Romania’s progress under CVM since accession
Justice Minister Catalin Predoiu said at the meeting with the European Commission experts visiting Bucharest that this assessment is very important considering the July report will point out the overall progress Romania has recorded during the 5-year period since the inception of the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM).
The representatives of the Justice Ministry held talks with the EC experts within the mission evaluating Romania’s commitments under the CVM.
According to a release the Justice Ministry sent to Agerpres, the discussions focused on the measures within the competence of the Ministry of Justice, especially those related to the legislative framework, with an important topic the officials tackled being the disciplinary responsibility of the magistrates, considered as one of the most important reforms.
‘This is a very important mission, given the fact that the Report to be released by the Commission in July will have to point out the overall progress recorded during the five-year period since the introduction of the CVM. The Justice Ministry is on schedule with the recommendations falling under its responsibility according to the February interim report,’ said Catalin Predoiu.
The mission of the EC experts unfolds over March 19-23 and the agenda will include meetings with the representatives of each body in charge of meeting the commitments established under the mechanism, namely the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM), the Public Ministry (MP) the Anti-Corruption National Directorate (DNA), the Ministry of Administration and the Interior (MAI), the High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ), the National Agency for Integrity (ANI).
Minister Predoiu headed the delegation of the justice ministry. The two state secretaries Lidia Barac and Alina Bica and experts with various directions of the ministry also attended the meeting.