Justice Minister Sergiu Litvinenko reacted after the Venice Commission issued an opinion on amendments to the Law on the Prosecutor’s Office, adopted in August 2021.
The official said that the recommendations of the institution will be taken into account and appropriate changes will be made to the legislation, reports agora.md
“I have read the opinion of the Venice Commission on amendments to the Law on the Prosecutor's Office approved by Parliament in August 2021. Although there are some peculiarities in the Republic of Moldova that cannot be compared with other countries – especially the seizure of state institutions by oligarchic groups and the use of justice for personal purposes, and despite the fact that the official conclusion of the Commission is of advisory nature, the recommendations of the prestigious institute of the Council of Europe will be thoroughly examined and taken into account when making future decisions,” Litvinenco said.
He added that several public debates with all internal and external partners will be organized in the near future, and measures will be taken to adjust the legislation to bring it in line with all the recommendations of the European structure.
“Simultaneously with this process, judicial reform will be continued, which is urgently needed by both the people and the state of the Republic of Moldova. Public debate about such an extensive and complex reform as the judicial system is natural. But our goal is clear and corresponds to the will of the citizens and partners of our country – independent justice, fairness and equal law for all. We will take into account best practices and together we will take the right steps in this direction,” Litvinenco added.
Recall that on Monday, December 13, the Venice Commission criticized how the parliamentary majority adopted amendments to the Law on the Prosecutor’s Office in August 2021.