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"Revolution" file/ No foreigners involved in armed repression; 1,425 people detained for terrorism suspicion, released

In the armed action against the revolutionaries, ordered by Nicolae Ceausescu between 16 and 22 December 1989, no persons from abroad were involved, the repression having been exercised by all the military structures of Romania, namely the Ministry of the Interior - the Securitate [the communist-era secret police, ed.n.] State Department (MI-DSS) and the Ministry of National Defense (MApN), rea

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.

UPDATE/Justice Ministry to resume selection of attorney general after rejecting four bids

The Justice Ministry is to resume the selection procedure for bids to the position of Romania's attorney general, Justice Minister Tudorel Toader confirmed to AGERPRES on Wednesday. The decision was made after the selection board chaired by Toader rejected the four candidates who had filed bids: Augustin Lazar, Marian Drilea, Gabriela Scutea and Daniel Horodniceanu.

Dancila: Government I lead has assumed responsibly its obligations in NATO

Bucharest, April 7 /Agerpres/ - The Government of Romania has assumed responsibly its obligations in NATO, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said on Sunday at a military ceremony organized at the headquarters of the Ministry of National Defense, at the 15th anniversary of Romania's NATO accession and the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the North Atlantic Alliance.

PSD Treasurer Mircea Draghici charged of embezzlement, use of subsidies for other purposes

Treasurer of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Mircea Draghici was officially charged by the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) for embezzlement and using subsidies for purposes other than those they had been intended for, in a case dealing with the spending of the money received by the party as subsidies.

DefMin Les: If war situation comes, things get complicated; defence industry, down

National Defence Minister Gabriel Les said that in case of a war situation, things would get complicated for Romania, however he gave guarantees that the Army has armament and ammunition stocks to resist until the intervention of the NATO partners.

Former DNA head Kovesi: Amendments to criminal codes to help some people escape criminal liability

Former National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) head Laura Codruta Kovesi said on Thursday that the amendments to the Criminal Codes will seriously affect the possibilities of investigating corruption, underlining that these changes will "help some people to escape from the consequences of criminal liability." "These are changes that will seriously affect the possibilities of investigating cor

Court exonerates former chief anti-graft prosecutor Kovesi of disciplinary offence

A five-judge panel of the Supreme Court of Justice on Monday denied an appeal filed by the Judicial Inspection, ruling that former head of the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) Laura Codruta Kovesi did not commit a disciplinary offence when appointing her adviser, judge Dana Titian, to carry out an inspection at the DNA offices in Suceava and Iasi. The court's decision is final.

UPDATE/DIICOT: Two Dutch citizens caught at Sighetu Marmatiei Border Crossing Point with 84 kg of heroin

Two Dutch citizens were caught on Monday at the Sighetu Marmatiei Border Crossing Point (PTF) hiding in a vehicle 167 packages with 84 kilograms of heroin, the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) informed.