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Justice Minister Tudorel Toader: Amnesty and pardon – the last solution to remedy abuses

Justice Minister Tudorel Toader has said on Monday that the solution of amnesty and pardon represents at the moment the last remedy for abuses, as there are other legislative methods that can be adopted.

“If there are other legal remedies to correct the abuses committed, obviously and normally there was an agreement for these solutions. If not, it was agreed that amnesty, pardon would be the last remedy for those abuses. We are at this stage,” Justice Minister Tudorel Toader said, hotnews.ro reports.

Tudorel Toader also said that he would consult Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă on an emergency ordinance on the Criminal Codes and that the proposal would be on one, not two normative acts, one that would include two major parts – the Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code.

“I will consult the Prime Minister. We will not propose two Emergency Ordinances but a single one, with two points: I – the Criminal Code, II – the Criminal Procedure Code,” the Justice Minister said.

Toader also said that the GEO would be in line with the Constitutional Court decisions: “We are working on a draft, a draft Emergency Ordinance to amend the Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code in line with the Constitutional Court’s decisions and transpose the two directives: extended confiscation in the Criminal Code and the strengthening the benefit of doubts in the Criminal Procedure Code.”

The ruling party, PSD, convened for the National Council meeting at the Parliament on Sunday afternoon. Party chairman Liviu Dragnea delivered a huge one-hour-and-a-half speech. Dragnea said that there have been voices at the PSD National Council who asked for an emergency ordinance on amnesty and pardon that should be adopted by mid-January, arguing it would be “an amnesty” on Centennial. At the same time, one of the PSD chairman’s orders to the party was to file a criminal complaint against President Klaus Iohannis for high treason.

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