The Ministry of Justice proposes the removal of the Special Department, as well as its replacement with a new institution formed by fewer prosecutors designated by CSM. The prosecutors aren’t specialised in corruption investigation or organised crimes.
Alongside Declic and VeDem Just, we condemn this legislative proposal, which will not only prevent Romania from entering the Schengen Area, but also violates the democratic law, which is one of the essential terms to be met in order to receive funds from the European Union. Therefore, we are afraid that this proposal may jeopardize the funds received through PNNR.
We demand from the Ministry of Justice, Cătălin Predoiu, to wait on the Venice Commission’s opinion, before submitting this initiative to the Parliament.
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