European Commission’s MCV Report on Romania: Justice Lacks Strength

The European Commission presented on Wednesday the newest report available HERE under the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism on Romania outlining some of the progress that has been made so far but including valuable recommendations regarding the need for strengthening the rule of law.

Heavily criticized in the previous report released in July 2012 just after the impeachment of the President, Romania is further finger pointed today due to “lack of respect for the independence of the judiciary and the instability faced by judicial institutions”.

The report also dwells on “the importance of nominating the new Prosecutor General and head of the National Anti-corruption Directorate who would enjoy public confidence and demonstrate the independence, integrity and professionalism needed to deliver effective results in fighting corruption”.

Just a reminder, given the fact that so many of the 588 fresh elected MPs have been involved directly or indirectly in lawsuits questionable for their integrity and oath taken in the Parliament, it comes as natural for the European Commission to raise doubts over the efficiency of the judicial system.

If MPs do not set an example of integrity in their office, then how can we even trust the judicial system? If a freshly elected MP that has barely taken his oath resigns so that he may delay his lawsuit indefinitely, then indeed we have a problem.


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