Simona Klodnischi

Mass media conference in Bucharest, media digitalisation and independent journalism among the subjects discussed

Media digitalisation and the independence of media organisations were among the subjects approached at the conference on Modernizing Public Service Media through Innovation and Dialogue, organized March 4 - 5 in Bucharest with the support of the European Commission, at the initiative of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), in cooperation with the Culture and Media Federation FAIR-Media

In row over state budget, PSD accuses President Iohannis of lying again

The Social Democrats this Wednesday accused President Klaus Iohannis of "lying again" when criticising the 2019 State Budget Law which he will be sending back to Parliament. "Iohannis is lying again, claiming that the budget proposed by PSD is the worst. But Iohannis approved in 2016 Ciolos's budget which provided for 16 billion lei for Health and 10 billion lei less for Education.

PM Dancila: Gov't to allocate over 2 ml lei for emergency relief to needy families, single persons

The government will approve at its session this Tuesday the allocation of over 2 million lei for emergency relief to 550 families and single persons, Premier Viorica Dancila announced. "Another measure we are slated to adopt today is intended to provide immediate support to families and single people in need.

Foreign Ministry: 'Martisor' spring celebration, an identity-specific element of Romanian traditional culture

The Romanian spring celebration tradition of 'martisor', listed as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, is an integrant part of the country's identity-defining traditional culture, states the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE).

PG Lazar dismisses accusations of having thrown grit in the gears of the Magistrates' Investigation Section

Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar dismissed Thursday evening accusations by of the head of the Magistrates' Investigation Section, Gheorghe Stan, that he had allegedly thrown grit in the gears of the newly established unit, hampering its supply with logistics and the conception of its organisational chart.

Head of Magistrates' Investigation Section: PG hampered unit's activity, requiring gov't to intervene via emergency ordinances

The Chief Prosecutor of the Magistrates' Investigation Section, Gheorghe Stan, said on Thursday evening that Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar had hampered the institution's activity so much so, that the legislator had to exceptionally intervene through three emergency ordinances in order to remove these obstacles.

Laura Codruta Kovesi subpoenaed for March 7 hearing before Magistrates' Investigation Section (sources)

Former chief prosecutor of the National Anti-Corruption Directorate and candidate for European Chief Prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi was subpoenaed to appear on March 7 before the Magistrates' Investigation Section in the case where she is accused of abuse of office, bribery and false testimony, judicial sources told AGERPRES on Thursday.

Senate Chairman Tariceanu: Judge, prosecutor career paths must stay separate

Senate Chairman Calin Popescu-Tariceanu considers that judges and prosecutors should have separate careers, on the ground that a prosecutor turned judge will never be able to completely change his approach. "What we have established during the debate on the justice package last year, specifically the separation of careers, must stay in place.