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Justice Minister beats off attacks against emergency ordinance on wiretapping

 ‘No Securitate direction has been set up’. Justice Minister Raluca Prună denied the criticism saying that the emergency ordinance on wiretapping has actually created another communist Intelligence department within the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI), stressing that Romania cannot fight terrorism ...

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Emergency ordinance to counter tapping ban. How will prosecutors use wiretapping in their investigations?

Update: PM Dacian Cioloș said that the emergency ordinance on wiretapping represents “a play it by ear” situation, arguing that the priority is that the criminal prosecution investigations should not be interrupted. “It’s important to avoid a legislative void. After ...

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Justice Minister has submitted to CSM the proposal for Kovesi’s new investiture as DNA head

Justice Minister Raluca Prună has forwarded on Thursday the proposal to reinvest Laura Codruţa Kovesi (photo) in the office of chief prosecutor of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) to the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM). CSM spokesman Dana Pantazi has ...

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Romania might pay EUR 80m following complaints over prison conditions

Justice minister Raluca Prună said on Tuesday that a request had been sent to the European Court of Human Rights asking for a postponement in the penitentiaries case. The ECHR decision would compel Romania to pay about EUR 80 M ...

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EU’s Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality meet PM Cioloș, Justice minister

PM Dacian Cioloș met Věra Jourová, the EU’s Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality at Victoria Palace on Monday. The talks approached the anti-corruption fight and lifting the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism. The two officials also tackled the policy ...

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Minister of Justice has violated the procedures by supporting Kovesi for DNA chief, Senate Speaker says

Senate Speaker Calin Popescu Tariceanu has said on Monday that the Justice Minister’s announcement to support Laura Codruta Kovesi for another DNA mandate is a violation of procedures and has called on PM Dacian Ciolos to warn Minister Raluca Pruna. ...

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Draft: No more scientific works written in jail to cut inmates’ prison time

Justice minister Raluca Prună informed in the Superior Council of Magistracy’s meeting on Thursday that the article allowing convicts who write scientific papers to have their jail time shortened would be recalled. A draft emergency ordinance that would amend the ...

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Romania’s Prosecutor General faces recall

Justice minister Raluca Prună summoned Romania’s Prosecutor General Tiberiu Nitu on Wednesday, as his name shows up in the file where former Interior minister Gabriel Oprea is suspected of abuse of office. Justice minister said she would not rule out ...

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Kovesi’s mandate as DNA chief prosecutor, most probably extended

The Justice minister Raluca Prună stated she had nothing against Laura Codruta Kovesi, the incumbent chief prosecutor of the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA), whom she considers the best DNA head ever. However, minister Prună underlined it’s still early to judge ...

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Justice minister probes into scientific papers that shortened prisoners’ jail sentences

Justice minister Raluca Prună (photo) informed on Thursday she would analyze if the scientific papers that brought several Romanian famous prisoners the release on parole had been compliant with the legal procedures. Moreover, the Justice minister pledged to tougher sanctions ...

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