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Venice Commission releases the report on Romanian’s criminal codes and justice laws: “Very little time and transparency for a genuine public debate”

Venice Commission has published the report on the amendments brought to the justice laws and criminal codes in Romania on Monday, with the European experts slamming the Parliament’s amendments. “The focus in public debate regarding the proposed amendments to the ...

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The global organization Ashoka selected 3 Romanians to become part of the biggest social innovators network in the world

Paul Radu, Dorica Dan and Florin Stoican are the first Romanians to become part of the Ashoka Fellows community of more than 3600 changemakers in 90 countries. The three Romanians bring systemic solutions in the fields of journalism, healthcare and ...

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Bucharest Mayor, Gabriela Firea, without majority in General Council, following the exclusion of 4 PSD counselors

Bucharest Mayor, Gabriela Firea, has lost the majority in the Bucharest General Council following the exclusion of four PSD counselors from the party. This is the conclusion drawn by PNL general counselor, Ciprian Ciucu. General Counselors Florea Ancuta Doina, Pavel ...

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Controversial website on Transylvania launched by UDMR and financed by Hungary

UDMR has recently launched a website about Transylvania containing controversial information about the „ethnic tensions” between Romanians and Magyars, suggesting that Transylvania was part of Hungary and that Transylvania’s union with Romania at the end of the WWI was „a ...

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Justice Minister claims emergency ordinance on laws of justice does not apply retroactively, is in line with the Venice Commission’s recommendations

Justice Minister Tudorel Toader wrote on Sunday in a Facebook post that the emergency ordinance adopted by the Government to amend the laws of justice cannot be applied retroactively, so that “it does not affect the stability of prosecutors gained ...

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Romania, sentenced by the EU Court of Justice for non-compliant and illegal landfills

Romania was sentenced on Thursday, by the European Union Court of Justice, for failing to fulfill the directive regarding the landfills, according to which the authorities should have closed down 68 non-complying landfills until July 16, 2009. The ruling comes ...

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Ombudsman Victor Ciorbea has delegated authority, but the deputy cannot notify the Constitutional Court

The Ombudsman has announced that he has delegated the authority to one of his deputies, however the power to notify the Constitutional Court is excepted. The exception is reportedly confirmed by one of the CCR decisions which reads that ‘the ...

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