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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

PM Citu: EC supports the lifting of the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism for Romania

Romania is closer to having the CVM monitoring lifted. Prime minister Florin Citu said on Thursday, March 18, that the European Commission (EC) supports the elimination of the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) at the end of 2021.

"Good news for Romania," PM Citu wrote on Facebook. "The European Commission supports the elimination of the CVM at the end of this year."

The Romanian prime minister said he had a meeting with Vera Jourova, Vice President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency, on Thursday, and the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism and the report on Romania were among the topics discussed.

"The government of Romania supports this mechanism of unitary evaluation of the rule of law regarding all EU member states. The rule of law, democracy, and fundamental human rights are not negotiable. They are the primary political foundation of the European Union and must be vigorously protected," prime minister Citu said.

"I share Ms. Jourova's desire to meet, in the first half this year, the commitments that Romania has as a member of the European Union to observe the rule of law. In this regard, the legislative coalition and the Minister of Justice, in continuous dialogue with representatives of the judiciary and civil society, have a European goal: to deliver legislation that guarantees the long-term independence of the judiciary and to withstand political pressure," he also said.

The Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) was established at the accession of Romania and Bulgaria to the European Union in 2007 as a transitional measure to facilitate the two countries' continued efforts to reform their judiciary and step up the fight against corruption.

About a month ago, prime minister Citu said that Romania could join the Schengen area this year if the report under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) is favorable.

irina.marica@romania-insider.com

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

PM Citu: EC supports the lifting of the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism for Romania

Romania is closer to having the CVM monitoring lifted. Prime minister Florin Citu said on Thursday, March 18, that the European Commission (EC) supports the elimination of the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) at the end of 2021.

"Good news for Romania," PM Citu wrote on Facebook. "The European Commission supports the elimination of the CVM at the end of this year."

The Romanian prime minister said he had a meeting with Vera Jourova, Vice President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency, on Thursday, and the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism and the report on Romania were among the topics discussed.

"The government of Romania supports this mechanism of unitary evaluation of the rule of law regarding all EU member states. The rule of law, democracy, and fundamental human rights are not negotiable. They are the primary political foundation of the European Union and must be vigorously protected," prime minister Citu said.

"I share Ms. Jourova's desire to meet, in the first half this year, the commitments that Romania has as a member of the European Union to observe the rule of law. In this regard, the legislative coalition and the Minister of Justice, in continuous dialogue with representatives of the judiciary and civil society, have a European goal: to deliver legislation that guarantees the long-term independence of the judiciary and to withstand political pressure," he also said.

The Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) was established at the accession of Romania and Bulgaria to the European Union in 2007 as a transitional measure to facilitate the two countries' continued efforts to reform their judiciary and step up the fight against corruption.

About a month ago, prime minister Citu said that Romania could join the Schengen area this year if the report under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) is favorable.

irina.marica@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Gov.ro)

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