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PM Citu: EU Commission supports lifting of the CVM at the end of 2021

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Prime Minister Florin Cîțu on Thursday discussed in detail with the Vice President of the European Commission, Vera Jourova, about the Mechanism regarding the rule of law and the Report on Romania, stating that the EU Commission supports the lifting of the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) at the end of this year according to thediplomat.ro.

“The European Commission supports the lifting of the CVM at the end of this year. Today (Thursday) I have had a meeting with Ms Vera Jourova, the Vice President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency. We have discussed the Mechanism regarding the rule of law and the Report on Romania,” stated Cîțu on his Facebook page.

“The Romanian government supports this mechanism of unitary assessment of the rule of law regarding all the member states of the EU and observing rule of law, democracy and fundamental human rights are not things to be negotiated as they represent the primary political foundation of the European Union and they must be protected with all means,” added Cîțu.

The Prime Minister explained that alongside the European Commission, the Bucharest Government supports the elimination and repair of the “unfortunate” legislative modification brought to the justice laws over 2017-2019.

“I share Ms Jourova’s desire to accomplish, in the first half of this year, the commitments that Romania has as a member of the European Union to observe the rule of law,” said Cîțu.

Cîțu explained that in this respect, the legislative coalition and the Ministry of Justice, which are in a permanent dialogue with the representatives of the judges and of the civil society, have a European objective: to deliver laws that will guarantee justice independence in the long run and to withstand the political pressures.

The Prime Minister stressed that the process of recovering justice independence has started and that it will continue.

Cîțu explained further that this is a healing process and that it won’t be easy, but that it is unavoidable.

“Through civilized dialogue and debate based on rational arguments we will reach a consensus in Romania’s interest to conclude the CVM and strengthen the rule of law,” said Florin Cîțu.