Top down view of a statue of Justice

11 Nov: Open letter to President Klaus Iohannis: Do not promulgate Justice Laws in a hurry, before the opinion of the Venice Commission

The associations Declic and Funky Citizens ask President Klaus Iohannis not to promulgate the Laws of Justice before the expert opinion of the Venice Commission, expected next week. Otherwise, with a critical opinion and the promulgated laws, Romania risks staying with the Monitoring and Verification Mechanism and losing the chance to enter Schengen. Following civil society's discussions with representatives of the Venice Commission, it emerged that the experts' opinion on the 3 Laws of Justice will be published quickly, in November. The CCR drew the legislator's responsibility to bring the laws into line with the requests of the MCV and the Venice Commission. Precisely for this reason, it is essential that the President of Romania waits for the opinion of the experts, before deciding whether to promulgate the laws or return them...