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CSM: GEO on justice laws to be enforced in the future, no prosecutor should go

The prosecutors section within the Superior Council of Magistracy has unanimously decided to recommend that the provisions of the emergency ordinance on the justice laws is enforced for the future, CSM vice-president Codrut Olaru said. He added that, in the CSM members’ view, no prosecutor should leave the judiciary bodies where they work.

The CSM says the GEO is not enforced retroactively, so the prosecutors who work at the National Anti-corruption Directorate or at the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) should not be fired, even if they don’t meet the criteria of the ten-year seniority as recently stipulated by the ordinance.

Nobody is leaving, in our interpretation, considering the law’s provisions require the seniority standard after the law been published, its effects are enforced in the future, so it is not retroactive. We practically want to give a message of stability for the prosecutors; activity within the entire Public Ministry, it’s a clear message of stability that I want to deliver to all prosecutors,” Olaru stated.

On the other hand, PSD chairman Liviu Dragnea said he had not seen the text of the emergency ordinance until it was published in the Official Gazette.

Dragnea has met Justice Minister Tudorel Toader on Wednesday, with Toader admitting they talked about the GEO.

Asked by the journalists if article 7 of the ordinance is dedicated to him, Dragnea has retorted visibly irritated: „After the propaganda in the past 2 years, any law or government ordinance is dedicated only to me,” adding that he doesn’t care if the anti-corruption prosecutor who is investigating TelDrum file where he is charged is leaving or not.

 

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