Constitutional Court

PM Dancila: I would like to have an independent at the Justice Ministry, after Ana Birchall was revoked

Social Democratic Party (PSD) Chairwoman Viorica Dancila said on Wednesday, after Ana Birchall was revoked as Justice Minister, according to the Constitutional Court (CCR) decision, that she would like this ministry to be headed by an independent person.

PM Dancila: We will go to Parliament for reshuffle

The Government will go to Parliament for the reshuffle, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, leader of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), said on Wednesday evening. "I saw that there have been voices in the public sphere saying that the CCR [Constitutional Court of Romania] compels us to go to Parliament. I have not seen this stated by the Constitutional Court.

CCR: President must issue decrees revoking ministers and appointing interims at once

The Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) has admitted, on Wednesday, the complaint regarding a legal conflict between the Government and President Klaus Iohannis, establishing that the head of state will issue "at once" the degrees revoking ministers, as well as those appointing interims.

Hungarian EU Commissioner Nominee ‘Undermined Rule of Law’

Experts on the Western Balkans, as well as international law and civil society figures, took to social media to voice their concerns on Tuesday after the new European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, announced Hungary's Laszlo Trocsanyi as her proposed Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Policy.

PNL's Turcan says PM Dancila should start electioneering by reading constitution

First Deputy Chair of the opposition National Liberal Party (PNL) Raluca Turcan said Wednesday that Prime Minister Viorica Dancila should start her presidential campaign by reading the constitution, adding that the PM should come next week before Parliament with a government reshuffle if she does want to do "many good things for Romanians." "Viorica Dancila should start electioneering by readin

PM Dancila: The Government will notify the CCR on judicial conflict with the head of state

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila announced on Wednesday that the Government would notify the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) to denounce the existence of a judicial conflict with the head of state.    "It is absolutely unqualifiable the manner in which candidate Iohannis is using the official tribune of the Presidential Administration to launch his campaign messages.

CSM's Judges' section: Regulating judge-minister incompatibility, national legislator's option

Regulating incompatibility between the office of judge and that of minister of justice depends on the option of the national legislator and not on the standards established by the Venice Commission, the Judges' Section of the Supreme Council of Magistracy (CSM) explained on Friday.

Ombudsman challenges Administrative Code ordinance in Constitutional Court

The Ombudsman announced on Wednesday having notified the Constitutional Court of the exception of unconstitutionality of the Government's Emergency Ordinance No. 57/2019 on the Administrative Code. In the plea of unconstitutionality filed with the Constitutional Court, the Ombudsman argues that OUG No.