Adina Panaitescu

Acting JusMin Birchall to convene CVM committee

Acting Justice Minister Ana Birchall said on Tuesday that she will convene the committee dealing with the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) in an urgent meeting to devise an action plan for the implementation of the recommendations contained in the European Commission report on Romania's progress under CVM, showing that one explicit aim in the report is the disbandment of the Specia

JusMin Birchall: CVM Report is critical; only two recommendations have been fulfilled

Justice Minister Ana Birchall stated on Tuesday that the European Commission Report regarding the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) is a critical one, showing that only two recommendations have been fulfilled out of the 12 included in the January 2017 Report. "Certainly, we would have wanted a better report.

PM-designate Orban says CVM recommendations should be put into practice

Prime Minister-designate Ludovic Orban stated on Tuesday that, after a very thorough analysis of all the criticisms, the recommendations of the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) should be put into practice so that Romania "can get rid of being under the CVM" as soon as possible.

PM-designate Orban: Chances to succeed the investiture of future Gov't are very high

Prime Minister-designate and Chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL) Ludovic Orban said, at the end of the consultations with the parties which voted for the censure motion, that he is confident in the chances of succeeding the investiture of the future Government, mentioning that these "are very high." "We established a collaboration framework which would be materialised in the form of so

Romania's Grigoriu wins silver, bronze at European Junior&U-23 Weightlifting Championships in Bucharest

Romanian s female weightlifter Maria Luana Grigoriu won on Tuesday the silver and bronze medals in the women's U-20 64 kilogram category at the ongoing at the European Junior&U-23 Weightlifting Championships in Bucharest. Grigoriu, only took 5th place in the snatch event (89 kilos), but rebounded spectacularly to clean and jerk 116 kilos and won the silver medal.

Barna: At the end of the week we will make a final decision related to our support for gov't

USR (Save Romania Union) leader Dan Barna on Tuesday announced that he reached an agreement with the PNL (National Liberal Party) representatives and probably at the end of the week his party will make a final decision related to its support for the new Government.

USR's Barna: Next week will make a final decision related to our support for gov't

USR (Save Romania Union) leader Dan Barna on Tuesday announced that he reached an agreement with the PNL (National Liberal Party) representatives and probably next week his party will make a final decision related to its support, or lack of it, for the new Government.

Tecau-Rojer duo progresses to Swiss Indoor men's doubles QFs

Romanian-Dutch duo Horia Tecau/ Jean-Julien Rojer on Tuesday advanced to the men's doubles quarter-finals of the 2,082,655-euro Swiss Indoor ATP tennis tournament in Basel, Switzerland, after defeating Croat double Nikola Mektic/Franko Skugor a 6-3 6-7 (7) 10-5. The 4th seeded pairing won the in an hour and 44 minutes.

CVM Report: Evolution on judicial reform, anticorruption fight in first months of 2019 - source of great concern

The evolution of the situation in Romania, the first months of 2019 in terms of judicial system reform and the anticorruption fight was a source of great concern for the Commission, as a result, the European Commission (EC) had to inform the Romanian authorities in May 2019 that if the necessary improvements were not made, or if further negative steps were taken, the Commission would take steps

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