motto: „Acum patru ani am decis că nu trebuie să fim indiferenţi.” (marius tuca)
in primavara anului 2005, tariceanu, prim-ministru si conducatorul unei coalitii reformatoare, apreciaza fragilitatea majoritatii parlamentare si riscul deturnarii reformelor esentiale pentru aderarea romaniei la uniunea europeana conform calendarului stabilit.
guvernul finalizeaza primul pachet de acte legislative in domeniul proprietatii si al justitiei si hotaraste sa isi asume raspunderea in fata parlamentului. tariceanu mentioneaza ca o eventuala cadere a guvernului nu il sperie; are sprijinul presedintelui, va reveni in functie si va continua reformele
psd evita confruntarea directa si alege atacarea reformelor la curtea constitutionala; tactica este cistigatoare, curtea constitutionala respinge toate actele reformatoare; astfel, nu sint constitutionale
– eliminarea conflictului de interese in cazul magistratilor
– obligativitatea concursurilor pentru accederea in functiile inalte pentru magistrati
– verificarea dosarelor de colaborare cu securitatea ale magistratilor
avind sprijinul presedintelui, tariceanu nu renunta: isi va da demisia si vor merge in alegeri anticipate. poporul, nu psd sau curtea constitutionala, va decide calea pe care va merge romania in urmatorii ani.
UE este de acord si incurajeaza aceasta solutie – Jonathan Scheele, seful Delegatiei Comisiei Europene la Bucuresti: “Demisia cabinetului Tariceanu nu va avea un impact asupra integrarii daca guvernul interimar va putea sa continue angajamentele asumate”
ce noroc pe noi! avem in sfirsit un prim-ministru, „Calin Tariceanu of Romania”, laudat in new york times :
Prime minister plans to resign in Romania
Prime Minister Calin Tariceanu of Romania, which is racing against the clock to be ready to join the European Union in 2007, said Thursday that he would resign and hold snap elections after key reforms were rejected by the socialist opposition and the Constitutional court.
„Justice is now blocked,” Tariceanu said. „The solution is to go back to voters again and to wait for their verdict.”
Tariceanu is hoping that his Alliance of Justice and Truth wins a big majority, which would allow it to push through reforms. „Romania needs a clear majority without ambiguities to continue on the reform path,” Tariceanu said.
Elected just seven months ago after pushing the former Communists from power, Tariceanu’s right-of-center government had promised during his election campaign to end corruption, strengthen the rule of law and above all reform the judiciary.
But the Constitutional Court rejected three reforms of the judiciary, which, if adopted, would have gone some way toward combating corruption and strengthening the independence of the judiciary. The Constitutional Court argued the draft laws were not compatible with the Constitution.
The former Communist Social Democrat Party also mustered sufficient support in the Parliament to block reforms, which also would have made senior members of the judiciary independent of political interference and influence.
The Social Democrat Party, some of whose members hold senior positions in the judiciary, was reluctant to tackle these reforms when they were in office in the late 1990s, even though the EU kept raising the issue.
Tariceanu is determined to have Romania join by 2007 although the European Commission, the executive arm of the EU, has suggested a delay of a year if Romania was not ready.
„Romania’s entry is not under threat from early elections. The Constitutional Court’s decision is the one which put a break on this process,” Tariceanu said.
Tariceanu, backed by President Traian Basescu, quickly embraced the EU criticism and embarked on an ambitious reform program for the judiciary as soon as both leaders were elected in December.
„We want to introduce these reforms not just because we want to join the European Union but because we promised to do so,” said Oana Marinescu, government spokeswoman. „These reforms are about strengthening the rule of law. They are important for our society. Now the prime minister will ask the people for support,” added Marinescu, who was reached by telephone.
One of the draft laws rejected by the Constitutional Court proposed that members of the Supreme Council of Magistrates be prevented from holding other senior posts in the judicial system, such as judges or prosecutors. The role of the Supreme Council of Magistrates is to assess the performance of these individuals.
„There is clearly a conflict of interests with the present system. How can members of the council judge the work of others when they hold two posts?” Marinescu said.
The Constitutional Court also rejected a draft law to make the Supreme Council of Magistrates a permanent body instead of an occasional one.
The Court also blocked attempts to introduce contests to appoint judges and prosecutors. Contests exist now but for lower level posts. Tariceanu also wanted judges to reveal or be screened whether they collaborate with the Securitate, the Communist secret police widely used by the late dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.