The Plenum of the Supreme Council of Magistracy (SCM) of Romania adopted a declaration on cooperation with the SCM of the Republic of Moldova. The released statement says that this document will revitalize and strengthen cooperation between partner institutions, writes TV8.
The statement notes “the strong commitment of the SCM of Moldova to reforming the judiciary in compliance with the basic principles of the rule of law, including in terms of the goal of joining the European Union.”
At the same time, it is noted that the SCM of Romania will bring experience and established best practices in specific and strategic areas to the reform of the judiciary in the Republic of Moldova by sharing experience and providing assistance at all levels necessary for the harmonization of legislation, management, human resources, strategy development of the judicial system, digitalization, etc.
“Joint working meetings of the two councils will be organized, working groups will be created on topics of interest identified as priorities in the reform process, and assistance will be provided in the development and implementation of projects within the framework of the European Financing Program before accession, in determining the main activities of the SCM in Moldova, in defining reform goals and areas where medium and long term strategies and work plans should be developed.
Last but not least, taking into account the constant participation and active activity of the SCM of Romania in the projects of the European Network of Judicial Councils (RECJ), as well as the directions provided for by the Network’s Multiannual Action Plan, as well as the good cooperation of the SCM of Romania with organizations within the Council’s projects Europe, priority will be given to supporting the SCM of the Republic of Moldova in dialogue and cooperation with them,” the text says.
At the end of the statement, the Superior Council of Magistracy of Romania confirms its support for the reform of the judiciary in the Republic of Moldova in the norms and values of the European space of justice, freedom, and security.
The application of the SCM of Romania is based on the previously concluded cooperation agreement, as well as on the receipt on June 7, 2023, of the observer status within the European Network of Judicial Councils (RECJ) of the SCM of the Republic of Moldova at the General Assembly of the Network.