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PG Augustin Lazar applies for retirement

Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar has filed a retirement request with the Supreme Council of Magistrates. He confirmed the information for AGERPRES. Lazar specified that his term in office as a Prosecutor General ends on April 27. Augustin Lazar had previously applied for a new term in office as prosecutor general, but the Minister of Justice, Tudorel Toader, rejected his candidacy.

Notre Dame fire / President Iohannis: Romania stands by France

President Klaus Iohannis conveyed on Monday night a message in which he shows that Romania stands by France in the context of the fire that engulfed Notre Dame Cathedral. "Heart-breaking news come from Paris. Notre Dame, a historical symbol of the European culture is in flames. Romania stands by France," the head of state wrote on Tweeter.

PM Dancila: Too long Romania's development is held back by lack of financing, bureaucracy and political interests

The development of Romania was held back for too long by the lack of financing, the excessive bureaucracy and political interests, Prime minister Viorica Dancila said on Sunday at the Victoria Palace (gov't seat).

President Iohannis tells Sea Shield 2019 exercise soldiers he is impressed with results

President Klaus Iohannis on Friday visited the ships in the Constanta military port that were taking part in Sea Shield 2019, the largest multinational exercise in Romania's waters and international waters of the Black Sea, and congratulated the Romanian and foreign soldiers on their results. "I am very pleased to meet here after you have completed the exercise.

Speaker Dragnea: Next week debate on amendments to criminal codes must be resumed in Parliament

The Chamber of Deputies Speaker and Social Democratic Party (PSD, major at rule, ed.n.) leader Liviu Dragnea said that next week the debate on the amendments to the criminal codes must be resumed in Parliament, stressing it is about laws that must be adopted given that they have passed through constitutional control.

Senate President Tariceanu on presidential elections: I will win if I run for office

Senate President and Chairman of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) Calin Popescu-Tariceanu stated on Thursday that he would win if he ran for the presidential elections in November, but mentioned that a decision in this regard will be made together with the Social-Democrat partners after the elections to the European Parliament. "I will win if I run for the office.

Senate President Tariceanu: European officials' statements fall under the campaign for elections to the EP

Senate President Calin Popescu-Tariceanu stated on Wednesday evening, when referring to the statements of some European officials on the justice issue, that they fall under the electoral campaign for the elections to the European Parliament and they cannot provide any concrete evidence regarding what the government has done wrong.

Majority party calls critical letter of 12 embassies discourteous, explicitly violating Vienna Convention

The Foreign Policy Department of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) considers that a recent letter by 12 embassies expressing concerns about the rule of law in Romania "explicitly" violates the provisions of the Vienna Convention that official communication of the embassies is done with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, while also being discourteous to a government designated by a legitimate majo

Crown Custodian Margareta: Very proud to receive award, values, principles, courage, dicussed

Romanian Crown Custodian, Margareta, was proud to receive the Award for the most influential personality in Romania at the Forbes Woman Gala held at Bragadiru Palace on Wednesday night. "I am very proud, because here we are talking about values, principles - and this is somewhat missing in today's society - and about courage, because I feel courage here in a sense of community.

PM Dancila: I hold on to my viewpoint as to moving the embassy in Israel, but we will not have a stance against EU

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila declared that she maintains her stance regarding the move of the Romanian Embassy to Jerusalem, adding that such a solution is not one against the European Union. "Everyone's opinion must be justified. I believe that we have done what is right, and that Romania must have its own point of view to be respected.