Romanian president signals new criminal code dangers to Venice Commission representatives

The changes to Romania’s criminal codes reduce predictability and unbalance the local judiciary system, aiming to favor politicians targeted by criminal investigations, president Klaus Iohannis told the Venice Commission’s representatives who came to Bucharest to assess the new criminal codes.

The Commission’s delegation also had meetings with the Superior Magistracy Council and justice minister Tudorel Toader.

The Venice Commission will adopt an opinion on the changes to Romania’s criminal code and criminal procedure code in its plenary session on October 16-17.

Venice Commission warns on justice reform effects in Romania

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