In a surprising move, President Klaus Iohannis, who attended the handover ceremony at the Ministry of Justice, has thanked Ana Birchall for her activity as minister, underlining he appreciated the critical solutions when she had opposite stances from PSD.
“I noticed you have totally involved in solving the problems, that there have been critical solutions when you took an opposite stance from the party that gave this failed government. I appreciated your position in favour of the independence of justice and not for the political commissioners who tried to subdue the judiciary system”, president Klaus Iohannis stated.
He added he wants a fair judiciary, and an efficient anti-corruption fight.
Iohannis also had some messages to the new minister, Cătălin Predoiu: “You have a difficult mission. The justice laws have been slaughtered by the toxic majority, the debate must be resumed with the specialists, with the partners, GRECO, European Commission and with the good-faith politicians. Good amendments must remain, while the wrong ones must be corrected”.
Iohannis also told Predoiu a strategy must be ensured to put the criminal codes in compliance with the Constitutional Court decisions.
“If PSD’s attack against the criminal codes had not been stopped, it would have been a national disaster”, he added.