U.S. Embassy Statement Concerning the August 23, 2017, Romanian Justice Ministry Proposals to Revise its Justice System
The United States-Romania Strategic Partnership is rooted in a commitment to democratic values, good governance and strengthening the rule of law as these are the foundation for increasing our shared security and prosperity. Firmly establishing rule of law requires a strong and independent judiciary, as well as independent prosecutors who can pursue criminal conduct without political interference or limitations on the lawful administration of justice. The United States takes note of the Justice Ministry’s August 23 proposals with concern for the independence of the justice sector. We urge all executive, legislative, and judicial stakeholders in Romania to work together to maintain the country’s fight against corruption and to ensure the credibility of its institutions.