Tag: Romania

#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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#JunckerPlan supports #WomenEntrepreneurs in #Romania

#JunckerPlan supports #WomenEntrepreneurs in #Romania

| January 10, 2019

The Investment Plan for Europe – the Juncker Plan – is backing a €22.3 million European Investment Bank (EIB) loan to Garanti Bank Romania, to support some 260 Romanian small and medium businesses. A part of this loan will be dedicated to facilitating access to finance for businesses run by women, to support female entrepreneurship […]

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#Romania2019 – MEPs expect focus on budget and future EU

#Romania2019 – MEPs expect focus on budget and future EU

| January 7, 2019

Romania took over the rotating presidency of the Council on 1 January, for the first time since joining the EU in 2007. Romanian MEPs told us what they are expecting. For its six-month term, Romania has set out the following priorities: Stimulate EU growth; improve conditions for competiveness; strengthen internal security; promote European common values […]

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#StateAid – Commission refers #Romania to Court for failure to recover illegal aid worth up to €92 million

#StateAid – Commission refers #Romania to Court for failure to recover illegal aid worth up to €92 million

| December 13, 2018

The European Commission has decided to refer Romania to the European Court of Justice for failing to fully recover illegal state aid worth up to €92 million from Viorel and Ioan Micula and their group of companies, as required by a Commission decision of 2015. An arbitral award of December 2013 (Micula v Romania) found […]

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