Tag: Romania

Is #AlexanderAdamescu yet another victim of #Romania rogue intelligence services?

Is #AlexanderAdamescu yet another victim of #Romania rogue intelligence services?

| May 23, 2019

As the case of Alexander Adamescu (pictured), the most high-profile example of the failings of the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) system in the UK, rumbles on, new evidence of the corruption endemic in the Romanian justice system continues to come to light, writes Emily Barley. Adamescu has been fighting extradition from London to Romania since June […]

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Wiretapping, secret service control and dire prison conditions: Scrutiny of #Romania justice system as the country hosts the EU Summit

Wiretapping, secret service control and dire prison conditions: Scrutiny of #Romania justice system as the country hosts the EU Summit

| May 13, 2019

  Jean-Claude Juncker, the head of the European Commission, says Romania, which currently holds the European Union’s rotating presidency, must make further efforts to fully reach European standards on the rule of law. Mr Juncker’s comments were directed at the political wrangling in Romania over the anti-corruption campaign. However, commentators observe that the problems with […]

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Row over #Romania charges against former anti-corruption chief

Row over #Romania charges against former anti-corruption chief

| April 4, 2019

A furious row has flared after European Parliament president, Antonio Tajani, expressed concern over Romania pressing charges against the country’s former anti-corruption chief. Laura Codruta Kovesi is the assembly’s preferred candidate for the new role of EU chief prosecutor but has proved a controversial choice, not least as she has now been indicted on corruption […]

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Commissioner Andriukaitis in #Bucharest

Commissioner Andriukaitis in #Bucharest

| March 26, 2019

Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis (pictured) will visit Bucharest on 26-27 March. The Commissioner will begin his visit to Romania by participating in the Global Forum on Human Rights and a Tobacco-free World, during which he will deliver a speech on Tobacco control, sustainable development and the right to health and take part in a […]

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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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