Veronica Mihailov-Moraru shared the results of the meeting with Deputy Secretary General Bjorn Berge

Justice Minister Veronica Mihailov-Moraru met with Deputy Secretary-General of the Council of Europe Bjorn Berge. The Deputy Secretary-General is with an official visit to Moldova.

The sides discussed the anti-corruption reform implementation, the process of electing the prosecutor general, and the distribution of powers between the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office and the National Anti-Corruption Center.

“I also gave a retrospective of the latest legislative projects being promoted, mentioning consultations on the platforms of the Advisory Councils established under the Ministry of Justice. I called for constant consultations with all the institutions targeted by the reports of the CoE bodies to organize the implementation of the formulated recommendations,” Mihailov-Moraru wrote on Facebook.

The parties also touched upon the recommendations of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment within the Council of Europe, aimed at improving the quality of medical services for detainees.


“In this context, I thank you for the assistance in the form of a batch of equipment, devices, and medical furniture for the Pruncul Penitentiary Hospital, which will arrive in the country tomorrow,” the head of the Justice Ministry concluded.

It should be noted that the deputy secretary-general of the Council of Europe, Bjorn Berge, is on a two-day working visit to Moldova, which will end on April 9.

Besides a meeting with Justice Ministry head Veronica Mihailov-Moraru, he is scheduled to have a meeting with Speaker Igor Grosu. He will also give a lecture at the State University of Moldova and exchange opinions with students on gender equality and combating violence against women.

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