A spokesman for the European Commission in Romania said Pro TV news that this institution is following the case “with serious concern” Judge Cristian Dănileț.
According to the quoted source, ensuring the independence of judges is an obligation of the Member States of the European Union.
The spokesperson also specified that this case, of Dănileț, will be monitored in the context of MCV and of the annual report on the rule of law in Romania.
The full message of the representative of the European Commission in Romania:
“We are following with serious concern the latest developments regarding disciplinary measures against Romanian judges. Ensuring the independence of judges is an obligation of the Member States, according to the Treaties, and a key element of the rule of law.
The Superior Council of Magistracy, whose task is to defend the independence of the judiciary, is responsible for enforcing the rules on the freedom of expression of magistrates, the organization and functioning of the judiciary, and the rules applicable to privacy.
The reports on the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism also raised structural concerns related to the Judicial Inspection, which remained unresolved. The Commission will continue to monitor this situation closely – including other ongoing cases – in the context of the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, and the rule of law report. “
On Monday, the Section for Judges in Disciplinary Matters of the Superior Council of Magistracy (SCM) decided to exclude from the magistracy Judge Cristi Danileţ from the Cluj Tribunal, for the manifestations they would have had on social networks.