Over 1000 magistrates claim „a great danger” concerning the independence of justice

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Over 1000 judges, prosecutors, assistant-magistrates and justice listeners have already signed an open letter where they sustain that recent modifications of the Parliament, the position of Justice Minister Tudorel Toader and the mediatic campaign against DNA „put in great danger the independence of justice and the evolution of the Romanian

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”Potential collapse of magistracy” predict the judges; prosecutors denounce ”a veritable attack against the functionality of the Romanian state”

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According to a study published by the Forum of Romanian Judges Association, the”combined effects of some regulations contained in the provisions adopted by the Parliament regarding the laws of justice can be disastrous for the Romanian magistracy”, and the magistrates’ body ”could be controlled through the Chief of Judicial Inspection

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Offended in vain. Oprișan loses in Brăila the case against journalist Sebastian Oancea for the word ”nawab”

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Vrancea’s baron, Marian Oprisan (from PSD) required damages valuing 200 000 lei to journalist Sebastian Oancea for making use of the work nawab when describing the politician. The Court in Braila ruled in favour of Sebastian Oancea, but Marian Oprisan can  make an appeal to the Court of Appeal in Galati.  

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The Commission sent a warning shot to PSD-ALDE-UDMR (EUObserver)

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The Publication EUObserver quotes an „EU source”, qualifying the Junker&Timmermans letter as a warning shot. This could be a first step to taking into account the start of a procedure to suspend Romania’s voting right (Art. 7) in the matter concerning the modifications of the laws of justice, the Criminal

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Mazăre’s City Hall sold beach land with 12 EUR/sq n. Real estate cannons from Mamaia

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In 2005, under the mayorship of Radu Mazare (PSD), Constanta City Hall sold with only 12 EUR/ a piece of beach land from the centre of Mamaia Resort. Eventually, in order to be able to construct on the beach, Viorel Paunescu paid to the City Hall 294 EUR/. At the time,

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Romanian Magistrates’ Associations: Rough criticism on certain provisions of the implementation of the Presumption of Innocence Directive

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The Romanian Judges` Forum Association and the Association of Romanian Prosecutors elaborated a comprehensive analysis regarding the manner in which the Parliament chose to implement Directive (EU) no. 2016/343 on the strengthening of certain aspects of the presumption of innocence and of the right to be present at the trial

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The mayor in exile. Mazăre is being protected by the Constanța City Hall as if he was still there

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The employees from Constanța City Hall have built a wall around the former mayor Radu Mazăre and refused to give public information to Info Sud-Est Newspaper. The journalists asked the City Hall some copies of the selling contract for the land on which Caelia Complex from Mamaia resort has been

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Romanian Judges` Forum Association: Amicus Curiae Brief for the Constitutional Court of Romania

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The Romanian Judges Forum Association, the Association who gathered more than 4000 signatures from magistrates in a Memorial for the withdrawal of the modifications of the laws of justice proposed by the PSD-ALDE majority, submitted an amicus curiae to the Romanian Constitutional Court in connection to the to the constitutional objections

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Intimidation. Timiș Police investigates Facebook posts for hate speech against the political power

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Timișoara Society and Timișoara Initiative accuses ”the use of some public institutions as political instruments of repression” and protest against the intimidation of two inhabitants from Timiș County currently under investigation for some Facebook posts considered to instigate hate speech towards the government and parliament. For the full article in

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Smuggling like in prohibition times. Jîtea defends himself from DIICOT with priests and nuns

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The criminal record of Liviu Jîtea from Focșani on alcohol smuggling and tax evasion of about 8 million EUR is similar to a movie scene with gansters from the time of the American prohibition. An article written as part of the campaign Alcohol industry, the half empty part of the

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