Tag: Romania

Romanian MEPs question suitability of #EuropeanPublicProsecutorsOffice chief

Romanian MEPs question suitability of #EuropeanPublicProsecutorsOffice chief

| February 20, 2019

A group of Romanian MEPs have questioned the suitability of Laura Codruța Kövesi (pictured) to head the new European Public Prosecutor’s Office. An email reportedly signed by 11 of the country’s deputies and seen by this website asks if Kovesi is the right candidate for the job. Kovesi, who headed the country’s DNA (National Anticorruption […]

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Leading candidate for EU’s new #AntiCorruptionAgency faces major investigation

Leading candidate for EU’s new #AntiCorruptionAgency faces major investigation

| February 15, 2019

Romania’s under-fire former anti-corruption chief has been indicted on charges of bribery, abuse of office and false testimony.  The charges against Laura Codruta Kovesi (pictured) come on the eve of hearings in Brussels about her candidacy as EU chief prosecutor, the new EU agency that will tackle financial fraud across the European Union. Kovesi said […]

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Commission report on justice system under fire from #Romania

Commission report on justice system under fire from #Romania

| February 14, 2019

A potentially damaging war of words has broken out between the European Commission and Romania, current holder of the EU presidency.   Following criticisms by Romanian judges of a European Commission report on Romania’s justice system, Justice Minister Tudorel Toader has told Commission vice president Frans Timmermans that the report’s recommendations could be seen as disrespectful of […]

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#Romanian Judges Forum Association

#Romanian Judges Forum Association

| February 12, 2019

“Judges Join Growing Chorus of Criticism of Commission Report on Romania”,[1]  published in EU Reporter 11th February, has resulted in the Forum requesting a right to reply. They wish to state that: “The Romanian Judges Forum Association did not sign the letter sent by the Romanian Magistrates Association and the Romanian Prosecutors Association and there […]

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Judges join growing chorus of criticism of Commission report on #Romania

Judges join growing chorus of criticism of Commission report on #Romania

| February 11, 2019

A group of professional associations representing most of Romania’s judges and prosecutors have attacked the European Commission’s recent progress report on Romania under the so-called Co-operation and Verification Mechanism (CVM). An open letter from the three organizations questions the accuracy of the commission’s monitoring report. The four-page letter, seen by this website, says that “as […]

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#Romania intelligence services ‘target lists’ revealed

#Romania intelligence services ‘target lists’ revealed

| January 25, 2019

A former Romanian judge and Ministry of Justice Secretary of State, Ovidiu Puțura (pictured), has spoken out from the Jilava Penitentiary to make revelations about files and lists that allege that Romanian intelligences services, the SRI, specified in advance who should be targeted and prosecuted and even the sentences they should receive. The SRI’s former […]

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#Romania has a lot of work to do at home and in Brussels say #Greens

#Romania has a lot of work to do at home and in Brussels say #Greens

| January 11, 2019

At the start of the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council, Philippe Lamberts (pictured), president of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament said:  “There is little time left in this legislature but a lot of work to do. Dublin reform, climate protection, CO2 emissions from cars and trucks, the protection of whistleblowers, tax justice, […]

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