President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday stated that independent justice is the most important instrument to be used against the arbitrariness of power, in which context he underscored that the Supreme Council of Magistrates (CSM) has a very tough mission."Romania's role in the EU and commitment to European values must be reflected also internally, in the coherence of public policies. In the justice field, CSM plays an active role in meeting the obligations arising from our capacity as an EU member state. In 2018, Romanians were united in defending justice independence and you will certainly have an ally in the future too, in each citizen who wants a better future, a future which can only rely on an independent, fair and efficient justice. An independent justice represents the most serious instrument against the arbitrariness of power, and you, the members of the CSM, have a very difficult mission, which is, on one hand, to advocate for ensuring the stability of the act of justice and, on the other hand, to react to the attacks against the independence of judges and prosecutors, no matter whomever launches them," said Iohannis, at the plenary sitting of the CSM. The head of the state specified that he will do everything in his power so that "Romania won't take backward steps."
"I assure you of my unconditional support in guaranteeing the good functioning and independence of justice to the direct benefit of Romanians. In this, I am your partner. I urge you to stay dedicated to your noble mission and I wish you a lot of success in the year to come," said Iohannis.