The UK will leave the European Union, but will stay near to European affairs and devoted to the special collaboration with Romania, the British Ambassador to Romania Paul Brummell said on Thursday in his end of mandate interview. He pointed out that the rule of law and a great justice system is very important for the cooperation in battling cross-border crimes between the UK and Romania.The British ambassador
is ending his four-year term to Romania and will take a task dealing with”soft power “at the Foreign Office in London.
“We have a really essential bilateral cooperation with Romania in the field of security and justice, in the fight versus human trafficking, drug trafficking and other cross-border criminal offenses. It is very important that reforms (of justice) aid such international collaboration and not make them harder,” Brummell told journalists.On June 28, 12 partner
countries– the United States, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland– have actually released a joint call for Romania to prevent modifications to criminal law that might weaken the rule of law or the anti-corruption fight.The United
Kingdom didn’t sign the statement of the 12 partner nations, which said: “We, Romania’s global partners and allies, call on all celebrations included in amending Romania’s criminal and criminal procedure codes to avoid modifications that would compromise the rule of law or Romania’s ability to battle crime or corruption.”
The British ambassador didn’t desire to comment the changes to criminal law by the Romanian Parliament and stated that he expects an analysis of European Commission on the new law.The ambassador shows that the UK will stay near to Europe after Brexit.
“We leave the EU, however we stay in Europe,” he stated.