European Commission Vice President Viviane Reding commented in a talk show for RFI and TV5 Monde the recent arrests at Romania’s customs saying that investigations which ended with the arrest of tens of customs and police officers prove that justice is starting to work in Romania.
Reding said she appreciates anti-corruption acts at the Romanian borders. Giving out an example which calls against corruption acts is a good sign and this is the way forward, Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding said. The Commissioner explained that joining Schengen has two dimensions: a technical and a political one.
After the Commission sets up the technical report, ember states need to approve unanimously whether the two countries can join the club or not and this is where the problem is because as long as they say no, the answer will be no, Reding said.