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The message of Frans Timmermans to the Romanian senators: the amendment of the criminal codes must be ‘ transparent’


The prime vicechairman of the European Commission Frans Timmermans sent the message that the amendment of the criminal codes must be made ‘ in an objective, transparent and clear’ manner, according to a notice made on Monday by a group of senators who met in Brussels with high officials of the European Commission.

Similarly, according to them, Timmermans welcomed the annulment of OUG13, appreciating that ‘ Romania has come back on track’.

The prime vice-chairman of the European Commission assured the Romanian delegation that they had his support for the finalisation of the MCV process, with the mention that ‘ the measures of the Romanian authorities should not put under doubt the progress already obtained’.

The discussions included the detention conditions in the Romanian penitenciaries.

As for detention conditions, Mr Timmermans reiterated the support of the European Commision offered to the Romanian authorities, by offering experts as well as availability to find solutions regarding access to the European funds with a view to improving the detention conditions’ shows the document presented to the Standing Office of the senate.

In his turn, the deputy secretary general of the European Commission Paraskevi Michou assured the delegation made up of the senators Ionut Sibinescu (ALDE) Nicoleta Pauliuc (PNL) and Viorel Salan (PSD) that the ‘ Commission will speedily draw up an answer to the letter of premier Grindeanu until the end of March’.

Similarly, the deputy secretary general of EC underlined the importance of adopting a new code of behaviour for the MPs where ‘ it should be stated clearly that the MPs must obey the independence of the judicial system’ as some statements of the MPs are ‘ reasons for worry’.