Franco Frattini, vice president in the European Commission and Justice commissioner, is content with the birth of the National Integrity Agency (ANI), but still expresses his "concern" with the latest evolutions in the Romanian Justice. Hotnews.ro has an exclusive interview with the commissioner's spokesman, Friso Roscam Abbing.
The cause for his concern is the recent gesture of the Justice Minister, Tudor Chiuariu, who demanded the replacement of a major department head in the National Anti Corruption Prosecution Office (DNA), according to Friso Roscam Abbing, the commissioner’s spokesman.
According to Abbing, the last minute modifications were not yet acknowledged by the European officials. The important thing, according to Abbing, is that the parliamentarians made this step.
Still, another important step is for authorities to make sure that the Agency is functional, efficient and works, Abbing believes.
Commissioner Franco Frattini won’t comment on the changes the law suffered, according to Abbing, who also also emphasized that the European Commission is interested in Romania having a ceaseless fight against corruption and in reforming the Justice up to a European level.
At the end of June, the European Commission will issue a report on the way Romania and Bulgaria evolved after their accession to the EU.
Regardless the number of solved corruption cases Romania has, the proof that an anti corruption campaign exists consists in results, Abbing advises.