The Ministers of Justice of Italy and France, Marta Cartabia and Eric Dupond-Moretti, had a job interview this morning in via Arenula during which they addressed the main issues of bilateral and European judicial cooperation. The visit to Rome of Minister Dupond-Moretti, at the invitation of Minister Cartabia, takes place after the bilateral videoconference meeting on 8 April, during which the issue of the extradition of former Red terrorists from France was dealt with in particular .
The two Ministers had a prolonged exchange of views on the reform of justice in their respective countries and on their projects to improve trust in justice, during which the Minister of Justice explained the main elements of the reform process in Italy to Minister Dupond-Moretti, illustrating the start of parliamentary work.
The fight against organized crime, including in the field of environmental crimes, was the subject of dialogue between the two ministers, who also underlined the importance of using digital tools to improve the efficiency of justice. The two Keeper of Seals also agreed on the need to give a strong impetus to the adoption of the EU regulation on access to digital evidence and the e-CODEX project. Both are strongly supported by Italy and France. At the same time, they noted with satisfaction the successful launch of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office. Minister Cartabia also expressed the keen expectation that one of the sections of the Single Patent Court will be assigned to Milan to replace that of London.
Minister Cartabia has also set aside the French colleague of the initiatives that Italy intends to implement in the field of justice during the next Italian presidency of the Council of Europe, in particular with regard to the organization of a ministerial-level event to be dedicated to the topic of restorative justice. For his part, Minister Dupond-Moretti shared with the Keeper of the Seals some events planned for the next French EU presidency on the subject of justice.
Finally, in the agenda of the meeting they discussed the issues of the protection of unaccompanied minors and the fight against violence against women.
At the end of the talks, Minister Cartabia and Minister Dupond-Moretti went to visit properties confiscated from the Casamonica clan and destined by the National Agency for the administration and destination of assets seized and confiscated from organized crime to the Lazio Region , which then assigned them to a multifunctional center on autism, to a shelter for children followed by social services or transformed into a park of legality. Together with the two Keeper of the Seals, the Minister of the Interior, Luciana Lamorgese and the President of the Lazio Region, Nicola Zingaretti, took part in the visit.
Minister Dupond-Moretti’s visit to Rome ends with a meeting at the National Anti-Mafia Directorate with the National Prosecutor Federico Cafiero de Raho.