The Democratic parliamentary group says it is ready to offer the votes needed to appoint a prosecutor general from Europe. According to the Democratic group leader Pavel Filip, “only a European prosecutor will be able to objectively investigate PDM members, as well as members of the ACUM bloc or of PSRM.”
Speaking at a press briefing, Pavel Filip recalled that ACUM earlier proposed appointing a European prosecutor as a solution to the crisis in the justice sector. Now PDM is ready to support this initiative and give ACUM the missing votes, as the other component of the governing coalition, PSRM, opposes the notion of appointing non-citizens to key positions.
Filip accused ACUM of backtracking on its electoral promise and of striking a secret deal with the Socialists to share key law enforcement offices between each other. “The Prosecutor General’s Office is now an instrument in the hands of the current government and it’s obvious for everybody that the latest criminal cases have been opened on the orders of those in power,” declared the Democratic leader.
The Democratic Group proposed introducing the initiative in Friday’s parliamentary orders of the day, but the proposal was voted down.