MEPs urge Romania to respect judicial independence and keep fighting corruption
MEPs called on the Romanian government to reverse course in the reform of the judiciary and avoid measures that would weaken the fight against corruption.
Plenary held a discussion on Wednesday with European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans, the Austrian Presidency of the Council and the Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă on the situation of rule of law in the country. MEPs will vote on a resolution on the matter during the November I plenary session.
Click on the names to watch the individual statements:
Frans TIMMERMANS for the Commission and Juliane BOGNER-STRAUSS, for the Council
Viorica DĂNCILĂ, Romanian Prime Minister
Esteban GONZALEZ PONS (EPP, ES)
Josef WEIDENHOLZER (S&D, AT)
Monica MACOVEI (ECR, RO)
Guy VERHOFSTADT (ALDE, BE)
Ska KELLER (Greens/EFA, DE)
Barbara SPINELLI (GUE/NGL, IT)
Ignazio CORRAO (EFDD, IT)
Nicolas BAY (ENF, FR)
Full replay of the debate