Legal Affairs Committee

After m uch Ado Prosecutor General Shows up at National Assembly

Bulgaria's Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev after all came to the National Assembly to participate in the sitting of the Legal Affairs Committee. In parliamentary lobby before journalists Geshev expressed his jcontent that he was invited to the National Assembly, although respect between the institutions means tha reasonable time span should be given for this to happen.

New Commissioners-Designate Candidates Hearings’ Will Take Place on 14 November

The Conference of Presidents (EP President and leaders of political groups) on Friday decided that the hearings of the three new Commissioners-designate will take place on 14 November.

The new Commissioners-designate candidates are Oliver Várhelyi (Hungary), Adina-Ioana Vălean (Romania) and Thierry Breton (France).

Romanian MEPs on odds of Romania's future European Commissioner to keep Transport portfolio

Although they see the rejection of Romania's Commissioner-designate Rovana Plumb by EP's Legal Affairs Committee for conflict of interest as a warning, the Social Democrat MEPs are satisfied that Romania cannot lose the Transport portfolio in the future European Commission; however, their Liberal and USR-PLUS colleagues have a different view, as they consider the portfolio could be lost if Roma

PSD leaders to convene to discuss designating Romania's new candidate for European Commissioner

The National Executive Committee (CExN) of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) is convening today to discuss designating Romania's new candidate for European Commissioner. The CExN convention is expected to start at 16:00hrs, at the PSD headquarters on Kiseleff Road.

Hungary Voices Outrage After Proposed Commissioner is Vetoed

Hungarian officials reacted with shock on Thursday after Laszlo Trocsanyi, the Hungarian candidate for the Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy post in the European Commission, was deemed unfit to serve as a Commissioner by the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, JURI.

GERB Seeks a Ruling from Constitutional Court in Relation to Istanbul Convention

GERB has filed a petition to the Constitutional Court in order to seek a ruling on whether the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (known as the Istanbul Convention) is consistent with the Constitution or not.

The petition was signed by 75 MPs.