The ambassadors of the European Union member states stressed, in a meeting with the Minister of Justice, Catalin Predoiu, the importance of the judiciary for the business environment and queried the minister on the points in the Country Report referring to public acquisitions. According to a release by the Ministry of Justice (MJ), Catalin Predoiu attended last week a business lunch with the ambassadors of the EU member states, organized by Leo D’Aes, the Belgian Ambassador to Bucharest. “It is the more important now, at a time of recession, to finance the judiciary, to ensure social balance and a proper climate for investments. Economic recovery relies on the Government’s dialogue and cooperation with the business environment. Therefore, we should be twice committed, at the level of the Executive and the Legislative, to financing and developing the judiciary,” Predoiu stated. The Minister of Justice underlined the need for a permanent dialogue between the ministry and the embassies of EU member states, so the latter can send accurate messages to their capitals and so they can identify all the channels for collaboration and mutual assistance, a proposal which was welcomed by the ambassadors.