European Commission: Maintaining the Prosecutor General’s Office positive results should be a priority for Romania

The European Commission says Romania should have as priority the maintaining of positive results of the Prosecutor General’s Office, an EC spokesperson has said on Tuesday.

Asked by hotnews.ro about the assessment procedure of Prosecutor General, Augustin Lazar, recently announced by Justice Minister, Tudorel Toader, one of the EC spokespersons, Christian Wigand, said:

As other international partners and EU Member States, we have repeatedly stressed that the judiciary independence in Romania and its capability to fight effectively against corruption is of utmost importance and that we follow closely the developments. In the most recent report of the Cooperation and verification Mechanism on justice, the European Commission stressed that a political priority should be set on preventing corruption, mainly by enforcing the necessary measures to fully support the implementation of the national anticorruption strategy at central al local levels, providing the stability of the relevant legal framework, as well as the maintaining of the Prosecutor General’s Office positive results, the spokesman said, according to the quoted source.

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