The National Liberal Party contests at the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) the legitimacy of the Committee for the Evaluation of the State of Democracy.
The Liberals claim that this committee might serve as an instrument of intrusion in the activity of justice and that they might generate unjustified pressure upon the power of the judge, which is prohibited by the law.
Tariceanu sent an inside memorandum to the Permanent Bureau of the Senate, by which they demanded the founding of a special committee for the evaluation of democracy and of the Constitutional state in Romania.
I think that in the present political circumstances, considering the evolutions, some of them democratic and some not, in Romania’s last few years, besides the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism agreed by the European Committee, that has the main objective to monitor the evolution of justice, I think that we need an evaluation of our own, one to be done by us, the Senate, regarding the functioning of Romania’s main institutions and of the way the relations between the powers in the state are respected, the balance of powers and their mutual control and the independence of powers in the state”, the President of the Senate wrote.
Tariceanu demanded his colleagues to analyze the proposal and to discuss it inside parties, looking forward to the approval of the committee. The details of the functioning of the Committee were not discussed in the meeting of the Permanent Reunited Bureaus.
As for the financing, the President of the Senate declared that the institution he leaded does not have the necessary resources, yet the committee will seek the help of other institutions as well, in order to collect data based on which they will issue a report. In the end, the committee must issue a series of proposals that would correct the failures of democracy we are confronted with for the time being.”