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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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CSM sets programme for hearing Prosecutor General, Augustin Lazar: Interview on November 13, final opinion on November 21

The assessment report on Augustin Lazar’s activity has reached the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM) on Thursday, and the Prosecutors’ Section has set the hearing on November 14, with the reasoning to be issued on November 21, judicial sources said ...

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President Iohannis promulgates bill on CSM, says does not support the amendments

President Klaus Iohannis has promulgated on Thursday another act of the laws of justice, the amendments to Law 317/2004 regarding the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM). The head of state has expressed doubts regarding the consequences of the bill on ...

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The EP LIBE Committee to discuss on Monday, in the presence of Frans Timmermans, the ‘situation in Romania’

The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs will hold a debate on the situation in Romania, including the independence of judiciary, on Monday, October 1in Strasbourg. The debate will take place with the participation of European Commission First ...

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Supreme Court rules against Judicial Inspectorate regarding GEO 13: Prosecutors – not wrong when initiating the file

The High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ – Supreme Court) has rejected on Monday the appeal submitted by the Judicial Inspectorate, in the file against National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) prosecutors, Marius Bulancea, Paul Dumitriu and Jean Uncheselu for initiating ...

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DIICOT prosecutors call on President Iohannis not to appoint Felix Banila as the directorate’s chief

The prosecutors with the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) have decided on Monday, in the general assembly, to send a letter to President Klaus Iohannis to ask him not to appoint Felix Banila as the directorate’s chief. ...

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