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Judge Forum withdraws from Iordache committee sessions, warning amendments aim at weakening judiciary

The Judge Forum Association in Romania has announced in a press release that it is withdrawing from the sessions of the special parliamentary committee, aka Iordache committee, set up to amend the justice laws, accusing that the committee’s aim doesn’t ...

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Reporters Without Borders: Romania ranks 44th in World Press Freedom Index, but media has been increasingly transformed into political propaganda tools

The 2018 World Press Freedom Index, compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), reflects growing animosity towards journalists. Hostility towards the media, openly encouraged by political leaders, and the efforts of authoritarian regimes to export their vision of journalism pose a ...

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Controversial amendments operated again on the criminal codes. PSD chairman Dragnea might get rid of sentence

The special committee set up to amend the justice laws, the so-called Iordache law (by the name of the committee’s chairman Florin Iordache, former justice minister who initiated the controversial GEO 13 that stirred large mass protests in Romania last ...

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GRECO, deeply concerned about certain justice and criminal law reforms in Romania

In a report on Romania published on Wednesday, the Group of States against Corruption of the Council of Europe (GRECO) expresses serious concern about certain aspects of the laws on the status of judges and prosecutors, on the judicial organisation ...

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Judge Terceanu, sentenced to 7 years in prison. Cristian Borcea, acquitted

Judge Geanina Terceanu (photo 1) has been sentenced to seven years in prison for bribe taking in the ‘Transfers’ File’. Victor Becali was sentenced to 5 years and 8 months, and Ioan Becali remains with the sentence of 7 years ...

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Update: Vera Jourova, EC Commissioner for Justice says EU concerns over justice laws in Romania should be taken seriously

The European Parliament on Wednesday hosted a debate on the impact of the amendments to the laws of justice on the rule of law in Romania, mainly focusing on the development of the reform in the judicial system in Romania ...

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