26 may

Judges from EU countries to share experience with Moldovan colleagues

Judges and prosecutors from European Union member states will come for work to Moldova for several months to exchange experience with their Moldovan colleagues, Moldovan Prime Minister Iurie Leanca announced at the news conference he gave here on Thursday together with European Commissioner in charge of Home Affairs Cecilia Malmstrom and European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Dacian Ciolos.

The premier said he had discussed the question with Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom, “who supported this initiative”.

“The same was done in Romania and Bulgaria when they were preparing to join the European Union. I hope the assistance by Western judges will help us reform our justice system as a whole, and the Prosecution, which process, regretfully, is coming across tremendous resistance offered by the system itself”, said Iurie Leanca.

Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom welcomed the reforms already implemented in Moldova, but stressed that the country has yet very much work to do.

She expressed concern about corruption in Moldova, and said the European Union stands ready to share its experience in combating this evil, too.

Cecilia Malmstrom emphasized that the struggle against corruption, along with the judiciary reform, must become a priority, as these are essential elements for the realization of the Association Agreement and for free trade with the European Union.