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CSM asks Judicial Inspection to probe into premier’s statements on judiciary

The Superior Council of Magistracy decided to notify the Judicial Inspection to probe into Romanian PM Victor Ponta’s statements regarding the judiciary made during a TV show Monday night. CSM fears the premier’s assertions might affect the independence of justice. ...

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Romanian judges, prosecutors ask parliamentary committee to probe into SRI’s alleged immixture in the Judiciary

Judges and prosecutors in Romania on Thursday asked the parliamentary committee on SRI control in a letter to urge the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) to publicly clarify if statements made by intelligence general Dumitru Dumbrava, that SRI is involved in ...

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Ex-president Basescu launches new attacks on judiciary

Former president Traian Basescu insists on attacking the recent judiciary’s actions, launching new attacks on Thursday. He said that in ten years of mandate “he paid a too high price individually and politically” so that he could shut up today, ...

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Vote allowing MPs prosecution, pre-trial detention, amended

The joint plenum of the Chamber of Deputies and Senate passed on Tuesday the amendment of the law regarding the statute of deputies and senators, deciding by 292 votes to one that judiciary’s requests regarding a lawmaker’s prosecution or pre-trial ...

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Ex-president Basescu lashes out at judiciary on the latest preventive arrests. CSM notifies Judicial Inspection

If during his term he used to make judiciary and the fight against corruption a spearhead of his mandate, former Romanian president Traian Basescu made a new public on Monday night, launching accusations against the same legal system. Basescu said ...

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CSM notifies Constitutional Court over vote in Sova case

The Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM) notified the Romanian Constitutional Court regarding the Senate’s decision of vetoing DNA’s arrest request for Dan Sova. This is the third notification on the vote in Sova case, after the one of the Liberals ...

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German FM regarding Romania’s Schengen hopes: You’ve made remarkable efforts. President Iohannis and PM Ponta meet Steinmeier

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that Romania has made accelerated reform efforts and the latest CVM report recognizes the progress, so the decision regarding the Schengen accession belongs now to the EU interior ministers. Steinmeier made the statement on ...

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Romania’s anti-corruption chief prosecutor: Political pressures to drop cases on the rise

Political pressure to drop cases touched a new peak last year as investigations reached the highest levels of politics, Romania’s corruption-fighting agency’s chief Laura Kovesi told Reuters in an interview on Thursday. “If anything, prosecutors’ resistance to such pressures has ...

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