Catalin Predoiu

Controversial Judges Chosen for Romanian Constitutional Court

The bicameral Romanian parliament on Tuesday elected two new judges at the Constitutional Court - Bogdan Licu and Laura-Iuliana Scantei, both of whom are believed to be close to President Klaus Iohannis.

Licu, who was nominated by the Social Democratic Party, PSD, for the position, was supported 208 lawmakers in the Chamber of Deputies while 93 voted against.

Interim PM Ciuca: Important to raise public awareness on modern slavery, human trafficking - a scourge to be eradicated

Interim Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca underscored the importance for the authorities to raise public awareness on "modern-day slavery", stressing that it is essential to ensure "cooperation and coordination of actions" to combat this scourge, at national, European and international level.

JusMin to prosecutors: Follow money coming from crime, not only criminals, take everything stolen

The Minister of Justice, Catalin Predoiu, sent prosecutors a firm message in which he urges them to take the money of criminals, emphasizing that the coronavirus pandemic offers various opportunities to criminals to attack medical institutions. "Follow the money resulting from crimes, not only the criminals, take the money produced through crime, take everything they stole.

Iohannis: From May 15, wearing protection mask, keeping distance and hand hygiene - mandatory

President Klaus Iohannis stated, on Tuesday, that from May 15, once the state of alert comes into force, the wearing of protection masks in closed spaces becomes mandatory, the maintaining of distance between people and hand hygiene are also mandatory. "Unfortunately, the COVID-19 epidemic is still among us. It's not the time to relax too much.

JusMin Predoiu:Bill discussed on Monday's Gov't meeting includes measures which can be taken in state of alert

The draft law which is to be approved in Monday's Government meeting includes a series of measures which can be taken during the state of alert regarding the unfolding of some economic-social activities within the public institutions, so that the health and life be protected in a "coordinated and coherent" manner," Justice Minister Catalin Predoiu said on Monday in the beginning of the Gov't me

UPDATE President Iohannis says epidemic not peaking up in Romania, no reason to ease up

President Klaus Iohannis warned on Monday that the COVID-19 epidemic has not peaked up in Romania yet, and that the country should not ease up on the measures taken so far, despite the number of cases being lower than in other countries. "It is clear: the epidemic has not peaked up.

Iohannis: Romania will send a team of doctors and nurses to Italy

Romania will send to Italy, in the Milan area, a team of 11 doctors and six nurses, President Klaus Iohannis announced on Monday. "I have decided (...) that Romania will send a team of doctors and nurses to Italy. They will go there to the Milan area. They will leave tomorrow [Tuesday] at the latest. A team of 11 doctors and six nurses," said Iohannis, at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace.