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Case against #RomanianIntelligenceServices strengthens

Case against #RomanianIntelligenceServices strengthens

| July 16, 2019

I recently wrote that while the Alexander Adamescu case fits the profile of something the SRI would interfere in, we could not be certain. Now we know for sure he was one of SRI’s targets, writes Emily Barley. Alexandar Adamescu is the subject of a European Arrest Warrant issued by Romania. He is accused of […]

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Joint statement: ‘European Court of Human Rights fails students with disabilities’

Joint statement: ‘European Court of Human Rights fails students with disabilities’

| July 10, 2019

Ştefan Stoain sits alone in his classroom Ruling against Ştefan Stoian fails to protect the right to education of learners with disabilities, and blames their parents instead. For years Ştefan Stoain was carried on his mother’s back so he could attend his class on a second-floor classroom. On several occasions Ştefan was refused support by […]

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#ECommerce – Council adopts supplementary mandate for #WTO negotiations

#ECommerce – Council adopts supplementary mandate for #WTO negotiations

| May 27, 2019

The Council today (27 May) adopted a negotiating mandate to enable the Commission to participate in plurilateral negotiations on electronic commerce. In January 2019, in the margins of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the European Union and 48 other members of the WTO decided to start negotiations to put in place global rules on […]

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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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Romanian Socialists hits back after #PES leadership ‘freezes’ relations

Romanian Socialists hits back after #PES leadership ‘freezes’ relations

| April 11, 2019

The Social Democratic Party of Romania (PSD) says it welcomes EU council “solidarity in face of populist threat” and seeks dialogue with “those in PES concerned about rule of law issues in Romania”. The declaration on Thursday (11 April) comes after the PES leadership announced 24 hours earlier that it will consider relations with the […]

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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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