During their second meeting in the past month, first vice-president of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans told Romanian PM Viorica Dancila that there are growing concerns regarding the latest developments in the judiciary system in Romania.
According to a EC statement, Timmermans and Dancila had an open and honest discussion, tackling the topic of the Mechanism of Verification and Cooperation, with the first vice-president of the European Commission voicing growing concerns regarding the current situation and the latest developments on justice. EC says that the European top official told Dancila that it is a matter of urgency and that a progress is needed on the issues raised in the upcoming weeks. The two officials agreed that Romanian and EC experts should have another meeting next week to discuss the concerned matters.
PM Dancila told Antena 3 private broadcaster that she had a constructive dialogue with Frans Timmermans. “I met Frans Timmermans today. We had a constructive dialogue. We’ll also meet during the visit he will pay in Romania. He voiced appreciation for Romania’s performance at the helm of the EU Council“, the premier stated.