Justice Minister Tudorel Toader met on Wednesday with representatives of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), the Justice Ministry said in a release.
At the meeting, the Romanian JusMin showed full openness to dialogue, making a distinction between the amendment of the Justice package and the amendment of the Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code; he also elaborated on the track followed by the laws amending and supplementing Law No. 303/2004 on the judges and prosecutors statutes, Law No. 304/2004 on judicial organization and Law No. 317/2004 on the Superior Council of the Magistrates, presenting the current stage of these pieces of legislation as well as the constitutional control mechanisms.
Another subject tackled was the observance of the rule of law principles and Romania's European track.
Tudorel Toader underscored that it is highly important for the public perception to be consistent with reality.
Attending the meeting were Claude Moraes - LIBE Committee chairman; Joseph Weidenholzer - vice-president of the S&D Group responsible for civil liberties, democracy and rule of law; Birgit Sippel - coordinator of the S&D Group in the LIBE Committee.