International Council of Christians and Jews

Top court president: Romanian society has somewhat negative perception of judiciary

President of the High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ) Corina Corbu said on Wednesday on the occasion of the meeting for the review of the institution's 2019 activity that, to a certain degree, the Romanian society has a negative perception of the judiciary. "I have never shunned from publicly stating things that are perhaps less pleasant.

Former Chamber of Commerce head Mihail Vlasov to serve five years in prison

The High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ Romania's Supreme Court) sentenced on Thursday Mihail Vlasov, the former Chair of the Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, to five years in prison for influence peddling.

The Bucharest Court of Appeals had condemned Vlasov to a prison term of four years, but the National Anticorruption Directorate appealed this sentence and won.

Former UDMR deputy Marko Attila under preventive custody in absence (official)

The High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ) on Wednesday decided to put former UDMR (Hungarian Democrat Union of Romania) deputy Marko Attila under 30-day preventive custody in absence, as he is being accused in the ANRP (National Authority for Property Restitution) criminal file, a ICCJ minute reads.The Supreme Court admitted the DNA anti-corruption prosecutor's proposal for preventive arre

IRES survey finds DNA, DIICOT trusted by majority of Romanians

A survey conducted by polling agency IRES (the Romanian Institute for Assessment and Strategy) between March 9 - 10 found that 63 percent of the Romanians have high and very high confidence in the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA), while the Directorate for the Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) enjoys the trust of 55 percent of the citizens.