Ambasadorul Marii Britanii: “Este extraordinar ca infractori condamnati mai pot fi parlamentari”

Posted on 19/07/2012 by

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Politicienii din Romania, de la toate partidele, au o responsabilitate in mod deosebit. Parlamentul trebuie sa faca o curatenie interna. Este extraordinar ca infractori condamnati sunt inca parlamentari”, scrie Harris pe blogul sau.

“Strategia nationala anti-coruptie, adoptata de guvern si de parlament, ofera un cadru bun pentru indeplinirea reformelor necesare. Asa cum Consiliul European a comentat in trecut, o abordare coerenta de catre mai multe institutii – executiv, legislativ, juridic – este cheia catre o reforma de succes“, mai noteaza ambasadorul.

El explica si faptul ca raportul evidentiaza performanta Directiei Nationale Anticoruptie, “unul dintre principalele progrese facute in Romania de la aderare”. Harris precizeaza ca in raport sunt mentionate si mai buna gestionare a duratei proceselor de catre Inalta Curte de Casatie si Justitie, precum si faptul ca CSM si-a jucat rolul cand a trebuit sa raspunda amenintarilor la adresa justitiei. Blogul lui Martin Harris, ambasadorul Marii Britanii la Bucuresti

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Romania’s CVM report – the bigger picture. Yesterday the Commission published its five year reports on Romania and Bulgaria under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism. The CVM monitors and supports reforms undertaken by both countries to strengthen the rule of law, reform the judiciary and tackle corruption.

The Commission sets out its concerns about the recent political crisis in Romania. William Hague did the same when he met Victor Ponta on Tuesday  and, like the President of the European Commission, also welcomed the Romanian Prime Minister’s assurances and actions to address those concerns.

The report is not just about recent events. It  looks at the wider picture, and the progress Romania has made since it joined the EU five years ago. Some particular points stand out for me.

Firstly, that determined steps are being taken to prosecute and convict those guilty of corruption. The Commission is right to highlight the performance of Romania’s Anti-Corruption Prosecutors, the DNA, as “one of the most significant advances made in Romania since accession”.

Secondly, whereas in previous reports the Commission had been concerned at the delays in the courts, this time the High Court is rightly commended for promoting best practice in the efficient and rigorous management of trials. The Superior Council of Magistrates has played its part too in defending the independence of the judiciary when this was being threatened. Read More

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