Second meeting of central public administration’s Cooperation Platform as required by Anticorruption strategy, organised by Justice Ministry

The Justice Ministry communicated on Wednesday that it organised a second meeting of the central public administration’s Cooperation Platform, required by the National Anticorruption Strategy (SNA) 2016-2020.

“The meeting was led by Professor Tudorel Toader, Minister of Justice, who stressed that the institutions’ fulfillment of the Strategy’s obligations is not only a responsibility internally adopted. The European Commission, through the Cooperation And Verification Mechanism (CVM) is monitoring Romania on the timely implementation of SNA measures. The state of SNA implementation will be the subject of the next European Commission report expected this July,” reads a press release issued by the Ministry of Justice.

According to the source, the members of the platforms presented the latest developments in the implementation of SNA and the institutional approaches of accession to the strategic document. During the meeting, the topics of the thematic evaluation missions scheduled in 2017, namely the gifts declaration, the whistleblowers’ protection and the sensitive positions were discussed.

“The SNA Technical Secretariat, assured by the Ministry of Justice, informed the participants about the demarches carried out by the institution in order to render operational the mechanism for monitoring the implementation of SNA, the possibility of financing the SNA actions through the 2014-2020 Operational Programme “Administrative Capacity”, as well as the online reporting methodology of the progress made in implementing the inventory of institutional transparency and corruption prevention measures,” reads the press release.

Representatives of the ministries, the General Secretariat of the Government, the National Agency for Public Procurement and the Premier’s Control Body participated in the talks.

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