Senate Speaker Calin Popescu-Tariceanu on Wednesday announced that he will send an invitation to the Supreme Council of Magistracy (CSM) to participate in the “informal” meeting of the Standing Bureau of the Upper Chamber of the Romanian Parliament.
“Tomorrow I’m going to send an invitation letter to the CSM to participate in the informal meeting,” Tariceanu informed after the Tuesday session of the Standing Bureau.
Two weeks ago, the Senate President has made a proposal to the members of the Standing Bureau of the Senate to invite the representatives of the Supreme Council of Magistrates for an informal meeting, the leadership of the Senate offering one week for the members of the Standing Bureau and the leaders of parliamentary groups to be able to consult with the parties they represent.
“I made this proposal to my colleagues in the Standing Bureau, by the means of an internal memorandum. We discussed the matter and my proposal was received very well, so that we decided to give all the members of Standing Bureau some time to think and consult with their parties first, before actually sending the invitation. Next week we will conceive the letter to invite the CSM to dialogue (…) I will also have to consult first with the head of CSM, in order to establish a date for the meeting that will be agreed by both institutions,” Tariceanu said on April 15.
He also specified that he suggested this first meeting should not be based on a pre-established agenda.
“We should rather have a more open, constructive, dialogue, while trying to identify the problems that concern both institutions, us, as the Legislative, and the CSM as the representative of Justice,” Tariceanu said, according to Agerpres.