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Reactions after the EP committees vote in favour of candidate Kovesi. Liviu Dragnea: ‘I don’t speak English’…

Former National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) chief prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi (photo) has received most votes in the LIBE Committee of the European Parliament on Wednesday, one day after winning also the confidence of the CONT Committee. Domestic reactions were not ...

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Kovesi ranks second in the EU Council vote for the European Prosecutor’s Office. Romania voted for the French candidate

Romanian former anti-corruption chief Laura Codruța Kovesi ranked second in the race for the European Prosecutor’s Office after the ambassadors vote in the EU Council. European sources told Pro TV that Romania’s Ambassador, Luminita Odobescu, voted in favour of the ...

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ECHR asks 4 questions regarding Kovesi to the Romanian state

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has released the details regarding the application filed by the former National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) chief prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi, lodged on December 28, 2018. The case has been admitted in principle. According ...

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Kovesi row: PNL to table draft to disband section for investigating magistrates’ crimes. JusMin considers GEO to name candidate for European Prosecutor’s Office

The National Liberal Party (PNL) will table a draft law in Parliament to disband the section for investigating crimes in the judiciary systems, the party’s first vice-president Raluca Turcan announced on Monday. She argued that if magistrates commit abuses, they ...

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President Klaus Iohannis calls on the Criminal Investigation Section in Judicial system to quickly clarify Kovesi’s situation

President Klaus Iohannis has called on Thursday on the Criminal Investigation Section in Judicial system to quickly clarify the file opened on the name of former national Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) chief prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi. “I ask the Criminal Investigation ...

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USR-PLUS Alliance asks President Iohannis to kick off referendum on Justice

The lead of Save Romanian Union (USR), Dan Barna, has asked President Klaus Iohannis, in the name of the recently set up USR-PLUS Alliance, to start procedures to hold a referendum on Justice, following announcement that the former anti-corruption head ...

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Reactions to Kovesi’s situation: PSD’ Vasilescu, almost delighted, Opposition – outraged, rally in Zurich on Thursday

Reactions to Laura Codruta Kovesi’s announcement were not late to surface. In a short interview for ziare.com, Roberta Metsola, MEP, member in the committee for civil liberties with the European Parliament (LIBE) said Wednesday evening that, if Romania wants to ...

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International Association of Prosecutors calls on PM Dancila to put an end to the revocation procedure of PG Augustin Lazar

The International Association of Prosecutors (IAP) expresses concern, in a letter addressed to Premier Viorica Dancila, in regard to the revocation procedure of Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar (photo), saying he is appreciated by prosecutors worldwide. The Association requests that the ...

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Romania, on the last position in EU democracies rankings, report reads

Romania is on the 66th position out of 167 worldwide and on the last position in the European Union, with a general score of 6.38, the lowest hitherto, in the Democracy Index 2018 released by The Economist Intelligence Unit and ...

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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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