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Romanian magistrates stage protest in front of the Palace of Justice in Brussels, hold talks with EC officials

Dozens of Romanian magistrates have staged a protest in front of the Palace of Justice in Brussels, in order to convey a public message to defend the judiciary in Romania. Among the participants are Gabriela Scutea, former Deputy Prosecutor General, ...

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Augustin Lazăr files candidacy for a new term as Prosecutor General

Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar has announced on Tuesday he has filed, to the Justice Ministry, the candidacy for a new term on the top position with the Public Ministry, given that the office will become vacant as of April 28. ...

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Judicial Inspectorate opens disciplinary action against High Court chair Cristina Tarcea, responsible for postponing procedures on 5-judge panels

The chairwoman of the High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ – Supreme Court) Cristina Tarcea is responsible for postponing the procedures on the 5-judge and 2-judge panels, the Judicial Inspectorate has decided. The conclusions will reach the Superior Council ...

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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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CSM: Justice Minister’s request to dismiss Prosecutor General fails to meet legality conditions, ignores the CVM and Venice Commission recommendations

The Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM) prosecutors’ section has issued the reasoning for the negative opinion in the case of dismissing Prosecutor General, Augustin Lazar, upon the request of Justice Minister Tudorel Toader. It informs that the Cooperation and Verification ...

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EC issues report on Romania under the CVM, requests suspension of the implementation of the Justice laws, dismissal procedures for senior prosecutors

The European Commission adopted on Tuesday its latest report on developments in Romania to meet its commitments on judicial reform and the fight against corruption, in the context of the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM), a release posted on the ...

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CSM rejects request for recognition of appropriate professional status of former DNA chief Kovesi for Prosecutor’s Office

The Prosecutor’s Section of the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM) has rejected on Tuesday the request submitted by former Chief Prosecutor of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA), Laura Codruţa Kovesi, to recognize the appropriate professional status for the Prosecutor’s Office ...

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Update3: More than 1,400 magistrates urge Justice Minister to ‘immediately abandon’ the PG’s revocation procedure. DNA prosecutors join in

More than 1,400 magistrates support the request addressed to Justice Minister Tudorel Toader to immediately abandon the revocation procedure of the Prosecutor General. The magistrates argue that the Venice Commission has recommended that the high ranking prosecutors should be revoked ...

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