Prime-minister Emil Boc addressed, on Tuesday, the magistrates, on the importance of finding ways in which the act of justice may meet the Romanians’ needs, as well as on the necessity to bring down the “last barrier” so that our country may become a full-fledged EU member – the Mechanism for Cooperation and Verification of the judiciary, Agerpres reports. He stated his conviction that, following a work meeting with the magistrates, they would set a number of “concrete items” as regards the administration of justice in Romania. Boc also pointed, in his meeting with the magistrates, to the fact that even the act of justice had been affected by the economic crisis. “I am persuaded that, together, we may find reasonable and balanced ways, to maintain the judiciary system in working order, as it is the backbone of the rule of law,” the prime-minister stressed. He added that the judiciary is called upon to act as an impartial and objective arbiter of disputes and differences in society at large.