European Commission reps received by Justice Minister

The team of the European Commission (EC) experts, currently in Romania on a mission to assess the progress recorded under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) has been received by Justice Minister Robert Cazanciuc, with the heads of the most important courts and prosecutors’ offices attending. According to a press release issued by the Justice Ministry, quoted by Agerpres, the EC mission assessing the progress made by Romania in the areas of justice reform and fight against corruption, under the CVM, is taking place in Bucharest, November 25-27. The EC expert team, led by Deputy Secretary-General Michel Servoz, was received on Monday by Minister Robert Cazanciuc. Attending the working meeting were the heads of the main institutions of the judiciary: the Superior Council of Magistracy’s President Oana Schmidt Haineala, the High Court of Cassation and Justice’s President Livia Stanciu, Romania’s Prosecutor General Tiberiu Nitu, and the National Anti-Corruption Directorate’s Chief Prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi. The Justice Ministry informs that the dialogue between the institutions of the judiciary has been reflected in the participants’ interventions, as well as in the results obtained: the finalization of the draft strategy for the development of the judiciary, occupying most of leadership positions at the Prosecution’s Office and the High Court of Cassation and Justice, preparing the taking effect of the new criminal codes at the deadline assumed – February 1, 2014, adopting the normative framework for the establishment of the Bucharest Commercial Tribunal, and continuing the consistent track record of corruption cases.

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