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‘We were not ready for such an autocratic pressure’ – Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar tells ‘Le Monde’

“We were not ready for such an autocratic pressure” is the headline in ‘Le Monde’, January 1-2 edition, for the interview with Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar, along with an ample article on Romania taking over the EU Council presidency on ...

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Judges Forum asks CSM to defend the judiciary system following Dragnea’s allegations

“The Judges Forum in Romania” Association has publicly asked the Superior Council of Magistracy to defend the independence of the judiciary system following PSD chairman’s statements made on Sunday. The judges argue that Dragnea’s statements are not just “mere value ...

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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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PSD’s 7-question list to President Iohannis revealed

After PSD chair Liviu Dragnea announced after the consultations with President Iohannis on the justice laws that he had left the head of state a list of 7 questions for which he would like an answer, the media has released ...

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Activity of the special section investigating magistrates kicks off, 1,400 files to begin with

The Directorate to investigate the crimes in the judiciary system within the General Prosecutor’s Office has become operational as of today. Adina Florea, the Justice Minister’s proposal for the DNA’s helm, will also work within the new directorate as an ...

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Former CCR chairman, Zegrean: It seems someone is in a hurry to investigate judges and prosecutors

The Government adopted by emergency ordinance on Wednesday the establishment of the special section for investigation of magistrates, stipulated in the amendments to the Law 304/2004 on judiciary organization. The emergency ordinance was published by the ‘Official Gazette’ the same ...

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PNL urges Gov’t to suspend the enforcement of amendments to laws of justice

PNL Chairman, Ludovic Orban, has urged the Government of Wednesday to suspend the enforcement of amendments to the laws of justice, following the debates by the European Parliament regarding the rule of law in Romania. “The debates today in the ...

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University Year starts: US Ambassador Hans Klemm warns the recent amendments to the judicial system threaten to take Romania back to the 2000s

The recent changes and amendments to the judiciary threaten to turn back Romania to the 2000s, a period of corruption, US Ambassador Hans Klemm has said on Monday, during the ceremonies dedicated to the start of University Year at the ...

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