EU Commissioner Vera Jourova: We saw a good track record of the judiciary in Romania

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European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Vera Jourova stated on Monday, after the meeting with Romanian Justice Minister Raluca Pruna, that Romania and Romanians have made great efforts to combat corruption and defend the independence of justice.

"We have seen a good track record of the judiciary and this is very encouraging. We have discussed in particular how the justice system can be strengthened further. Another important topic was how justice can contribute to the fight against terrorism and strengthen security. The Commission recently made several proposals to improve judicial cooperation across Europe. One proposal already on the table for the discussion of EU ministers regards the exchange of criminal records of non-EU citizens, the system is called ECRIS. I look forward to receiving the support of Romania on these files," Vera Jourova said in a press conference.

She emphasized that the European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO) will help tackle cross-border fraud and showed gratefulness for the Romanian Government's supportive demeanor on this matter.

"Finally, we touched up on a legislative proposal adopted recently by the Commission, namely regarding contract law rules for online sales. E-commerce offers many opportunities to both sellers and consumers but currently in Romania, the same as in many EU member-states, too few consumers or companies buy or sell online, especially cross-border. With our digital contract proposal we are trying to bring more trust, by giving more rights to consumers buying online while, at the same time, lowering the cost for businesses and facilitate their access to new markets across Europe," Jourova concluded. AGERPRES /(RO — author: Daniel Alexandru Florea, editor: Andreea Rotaru; EN — author: Razvan Pandea; editor: Adina Panaitescu)

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