JusMin Toader, German ambassador Meier-Klodt discuss Romania’s progress with achieving CVM benchmarks

Justice Minister Tudorel Toader on Thursday welcomed Germany’s ambassador in Bucharest Cord Meier-Klodt to discuss the latest developments in Romania’s achieving the benchmarks under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) that assesses its progress with judiciary reform.

The Justice Ministry said in a press statement on Thursday that Toader and senior official Marieta Safta welcomed the ambassador at the ministry’s headquarters.

“The meeting provided an opportunity for cooperation between Romania and Germany to be highlighted as well as Romania’s progress on the path to democracy, European integration and the internalisation of European Union’s fundamental values. The German official said strengthening Romania’s position as a trustful partner in Central Europe is one of his objectives,” the statement adds.

Talks also focused on Romania’s progress with achieving the benchmarks under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM), with the ambassador voicing support for Romania’s efforts to achieve the pledged benchmarks.

“The Romanian officials presented the latest development in areas under the CVM as well as concerns with improving current legislation, particularly in criminal justice and the serving of court sentence, as well as with modernising justice legislation, while emphasising the importance of constitutional and legal power as well as loyal cooperation among institutions being respected,” the statement adds.

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