Premier Sorin Grindeanu stated at the headquarters of the European Commission, that he wishes in 2019 the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) for Romania to be lifted. "I can assure you that (...) our wish is to have the correct speed, so that the next report to be a very good one (...). I wish a normal 2019, with no CVM", the Premier Grindeanu stated, in Brussels, during a joint press statement with Frans Timmermans, First Vice President of the European Commission.
Likewise, Grindeanu specified that he talked with Timmermans on the implementation stage of the CVM's measures. "We will send, in the next period, the clarifications we wish to have on the CVM's recommendations, so that to know exactly what we have to do and do it (...) the necessary steps, so that to achieve as transparent, as open as possible, with the right speed, (...) what we have to do and will send to the European Commission in the near future these clarifications that we want", Grindeanu explained quoted by Agerpress.
According to Frans Timmermans, the European Commission will answer the request of Premier Grindeanu, so that the Romanian Executive to know what has to do. 'I accepted what Mr Prime-Minister said, that not all is very clear in the CVM's reports (...). I took the responsibility that we will clarify indeed what is to be clarified, so that the Government to know very clear what has to do. I have the firm opinion that, if you continue this roadmap, you will get there where we want. Where do we want to get? In a situation when the fight has so much success that it reaches a point of no return. With no connection to the political discussions, let it be clear - that it is a manifestation of the people, the Government and the Parliament of Romania. It is desired to get to an irreversible situation and the citizens of Romania to be sure that their country is not anymore in the danger of corruption. That's what the CVM is about', Timmermans stated.