Senate Speaker meets EU ambassadors, explains amendments to laws of justice, criticizes CVM

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Senate Speaker, Călin Popescu Tăriceanu, has discussed on Thursday with the heads of the diplomatic missions of the EU Member States, among them being the amendments to the laws of justice, but also the CVM, which risks being transformed into an inefficient mechanism.

“The President of the Senate stressed that Romania is a country whose citizens have a strong pro-European orientation and a position favourable to a deeper integration. At the same time, Tariceanu has told the ambassadors that the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) tends to become a political mechanism.

The Senate Speaker has ruled against those measures that would lead to the deepening of existing cleavages at the EU level, especially between the East and the West. (…) He said that this should be re-examined in the dialogue between the Member States and the European Commission to draw the conclusion that CVM has fulfilled its mission, in its main aspects, for which it was set up with a broad political consensus at national level 11 years ago,” a Senate release reads.

Tariceanu has told the heads of the diplomatic missions of the EU Member States that our country continues to attach great importance to the accession to the Schengen Agreement, but the Romanians also have long-awaited expectations that are not met.

The subject of the laws of justice was not avoided, Tariceanu explaining the purpose of the amendments. At the same time, he asked the ambassadors, when they want to convey their experience, to do so through the known diplomatic channels “so that the bilateral relations are cultivated in a friendly and mutual respect spirit,” the source reads.

12 partner countries of Romania – Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States released a joint statement last Thursday, calling that the rule of law should not be weakened by the Criminal Code and Criminal Procedure Code’s amendments.

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