EC on the CVM document and the list of officials facing legal problems: We don’t comment documents from unofficial sources
The EC Representation in Bucharest announced it won’t comment on the documents released in the media “from unofficial sources” after a document on CVM dating from 2012 also contained a list mentioning the names of some officials facing legal problems.
“As a general rule. The European Commission doesn’t comment on the documents released in the media <from unofficial sources>,” the EC Representation told Mediafax.
PM Viorica Dancila has asked Justice minister Tudorel Toader on Monday evening to “swiftly” inform if during 2012-2018 the European Commission has delivered documents asking the situation and the steps to be taken in cases of alleged high-ranking corruption.
The Government will also send the EC an address asking for clarifications about potential interferences in the judiciary system.
Justice minister Tudorel Toader has stated on Tuesday that he had received the premier’s letter and that he would “certainly” provide an answer today, after a “thorough analysis”.
The EC document is addressed to the Romanian Government and dates back on October 10,2012, while presenting a list of 21 requirements of the European Commission related to the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism. The paper was released on Antena 3 private broadcaster.
One of the requirements asks the Romanian authorities back then to report the situation and to set the steps to be taken in well-known corruption cases, while alse mentioning a few names of such people: Gheorghe Copos, Adrian Năstase, Şerban Brădişteanu, Ion Dumitru, Decebal Traian Remeş, Dan Voiculescu, George Becali, Cătălin Voicu, Tudor Chiuariu.