A month after the European Commission had prosecuted Romania in an infringement procedure, the Dăncilă government called for the international forum to give its approval of the money laundering law until October 2018.
According to Hotnews.ro, Radu Canţăr, secretary of state at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, sent a letter to the European Commission calling for a pause for the adoption of the law on the fight against money laundering, in which Romania was being fined with huge financial penalties. threatened.
The letter signed by the Romanian government agent before the Court of Justice of the European Union, Radu Canţăr, State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was drafted in Romanian and dated 23 August 2018. The document has as its recipients two important officials: the European Commissioner for Justice and the Secretary-General of the European Commission, who is responsible for a very sensitive dossier for Romania, the mechanism for cooperation and verification of justice.
The law that Romania has not yet adopted in Parliament must transpose a directive on the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism, which would enter into force more than a year ago.
"The Romanian authorities want the Commission to ensure that they commit themselves not to interfere in the objectives of the Directive with the measures they take until the entry into force of the regulatory framework for the transposition of Directive 2015/849 / EU. In view of these new elements, the Romanian authorities want to invite the Commission to allow them until mid-October of this year to adopt the legislative proposal on the prevention and combating of money laundering and the financing of terrorism in the State Gazette of Romania. and to publish, as well as to change and complement normative acts, "wrote Radu Canţăr to Brussels.
The problem is that the bill came into effect in Romania at the latest on 26 June 2017 and that the government of Romania asked for a deferral of the European Commission in August 2018.