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Ombudsman Victor Ciorbea refers to CCR the law on serving sentences, suspended right to visits violates right to private life

The Ombudsman has notified the Constitutional Court in regard to one of the provisions of Law no. 254/2013 on serving sentences and deprivation of liberty, saying that the suspension of the right to visits violates the right to intimate, family ...

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High Court Chair Cristina Tarcea: More or less discretely, an assault on the 3-judge panels has begun. 5-judge panels drawn

The chair of the High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ – Supreme Court) Cristina Tarcea said on Thursday that more or less discretely and assault on the 3-judge panels has begun, adding that the draw is part of a ...

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Constitutional Court defers again decision on secret protocols

The Constitutional Court of Romania was expected to announced the most awaited ruling on the secret protocols signed by the Prosecutor’s Office and National Anti-corruption Directorate with the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) during 2009-2016. Yet, CCR has delayed the ruling ...

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SPP NCO on UN mission in Libya – found dead, shot in his room

A SPP NCO was found shot dead in Libya, where he was on duty, on an international protection mission under the UN aegis. He was found dead in his room inside the UN base. The Protection and Guard Service (SPP) ...

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Judge Lia Savonea – validated as new CSM chair. President Iohannis attends the meeting, slams JusMin

Judge Lia Savonea, seen as being close to the Social-Democratic Party, has been validated on Wednesday by the plenum of the Superior Council of Magistracy for the office of CSM chairperson. Savonea was the only candidate for this position. Prosecutor ...

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87% of the PSD-ALDE voters oppose amnesty and pardon, opinion poll says. 28 NGOs ask Iohannis a referendum on judiciary

An overwhelming majority of Romanians (91%) are opposing amnesty and pardon for the corruption crimes, says an ISSPOL opinion poll commissioned by Geeks for Democracy NGO. Moreover, a potential emergency ordinance or bill on pardon and amnesty is not popular ...

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‘Northern Transylvania Province’ follows suit the ‘Western Alliance’, to be set up by mid-January for regional economic development

Several localities and county councils in the counties of Maramures, Satu Mare, Salaj and Bistrita want to launch, by January 15, 2019, an association called ‘Northern Transylvania Province’ with the aim to consolidate the state by the region’s economic development. ...

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Tax evasion bill: Tax evaders get rid of charges if they pay damages

Suspects of tax evasion will get rid of the charges in their criminal record if one of them pays the total damages, according to an amendment adopted to the Tax evasion law by the deputies on Tuesday. The amendment have ...

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Former CCR Judge Zegrean: GEO on Criminal Codes – the Gov’t cannot amend a law undergoing debate in Parliament

An emergency ordinance on the Criminal Codes would mean judicial conflict of constitutional nature between the Government and the Parliament, because the Parliament has started the debate on the normative act and no one may take it away, former Constitutional ...

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