ALDE takes stand in the ruling coalition after PSD deputy Florin Iordache, who chaired the committee that amended the justice laws, had criticised Justice Minister Tudorel Toader, who had been endorsed by ALDE for this position.
Iordache accused Toader that he had not got involved enough in amending the justice laws and criminal codes and had not assumed the legislation from the beginning.
ALDE vice-president, deputy Andrei Gerea has rallied to Toader’s defence saying in a press release that „the Justice Ministry has sent proposals to amend the Criminal Codes in Parliament, but the Parliament has been the one that decided the way the codes are revised”.
Moreover, Gerea said that the Constitutional Court has not declared unconstitutional the proposals made by the Justice ministry.
„I listened the statements my colleague deputy Florin Iordache has made on TV, that Toader had done less good things and the justice ministry has been less proactive regarding the justice laws. In my view and in ALDE’s view, this approach is wrong as the role of the Parliament is precisely the one to debate and adopt the laws. The Justice Ministry has sent proposals to amend the Criminal Codes in Parliament, but the Parliament has been the one that decided the way the codes are revised (…) At the same time, it was precisely the debate and adoption in Parliament that has been one of the arguments that had weighed in the dialogue with the European officials,” ALDE’s press release says.