Romanian prosecutor to reform Moldovan justice system

The reformation of Moldova’s justice system and fight against corruption will be supervised by former Romanian Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar, who will serve as an advisor to the government, announced Moldovan Prime Minister Maia Sandu, lauding Lazar’s past work to consolidate and improve the independence of the Romanian state.

“Augustin Lazar has shared his experience as prosecutor general, and has also commended our initiatives to reform the prosecution office. I am very glad that he has agreed to become part of the team of advisors to promote the reform of justice in our country,” remarked Sandu.

The PM said that Moldova needs a prosecutor like Lazar, and expressed hope that her government could rely on Lazar’s experience and professionalism.

“Positive changes are possible only with incorruptible people who have demonstrated their staunchness in the fight against money laundering and large scale corruption,” Maia Sandu concluded.

The Moldovan PM said previously that she was considering inviting former Georgian President and current Ukrainian politician Mikhail Saakashvili to help conduct reforms in the justice sector. Moldovan President Igor Dodon responded negatively to her initiative, emphasizing that only citizens of Moldova should hold public offices.

“We have good, incorruptible, honest, professional people here, at home. We must give them the opportunity to demonstrate themselves in the interests of our country,” said Dodon.

  Romania, Moldova