Justice Minister Tudorel Toader considers that the Internal Anti-corruption Protection Service (SIPA) archive is a stain on Romanian justice and announced that the first step in the process of declassification would be to publish the names of those who "visited it", and possibly the number of "visits" made.
Toader wrote on Monday morning on his Facebook page that the truth must be brought to the surface, whether it be pleasant or unpleasant.
"The SIPA archive - a stain on Romanian justice! Pleasant or unpleasant, the truth must be brought to the surface. The first step - I will release the names of those who "visited" the archive, and possibly the number of "visits"! states Toader.
The Justice Minister affirmed on Friday in Iasi that the SIPA archive will surely be declassified, while pointing out that, through his office, he can declassify classified information.
"The SIPA archive will surely be declassified. I do not know the SIPA's archive, I haven't been to it. It probably contains information on all levels, at all levels. The Justice Minister can declassify confidential information. Whatever pertains to the Government's competencies can only be declassified by the Government's decision. If there were to be any state secrets there, they can only be declassified at the Supreme Council of National Defence (CSAT) level. Consequently, I have read all the history and all the regulations and all the commissions, all the evaluations regarding the SIPA archive," Tudorel Toader affirmed.