Practice of law

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.

Former chief anti-graft prosecutor on bid to European Prosecutor's Office: We'll see influence of events on negotiations

Former Romania's chief anti-graft prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi on Monday morning reported to Bucharest Police Precinct 18 to sign for court supervision in a court case in which she is accused of abuse of office, bribe taking and false testimony related to the repatriation of controversial former chief investor Nicolae Popa.

Kovesi: Difficult time for Justice in Romania; I couldn't wait to come back to join protest

Former prosecutor-in-chief of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) Laura Codruta Kovesi said on Saturday that Justice in Romania is going through a "difficult time" and this is the signal given by the magistrates who have protested lately. "Justice in Romania is now at a very difficult point and I do not know if we can manage to overcome this moment on our own.

Prosecutors with Prosecutor's Office attached to Bucharest Court of Appeals stand in solidarity with magistrates' protest

The prosecutors with the Prosecutor's Office attached to the Bucharest Court of Appeals decided on Tuesday to stand in solidarity with the magistrates' actions against the adoption of Government Emergency ordinance (OUG) No.7/2019 which amends the Justice Laws.

Section for Magistrates' Investigation:Accreditation of idea that prosecutors act as 'a firing squad' - a dangerous pressure

The Special Section for Magistrates' Investigation argues that the speculations that surfaced in the press regarding the political influences regarding the case opened on the name of Laura Codruta Koves "represent serious and totally unfounded attacks" and the accreditation of the idea that the section takes action as "a firing squad" has "an extremely dangerous pressure" over prosecuto

Policeman, partner found dead in Peloponnese

Police have launched an investigation into the deaths of a 34-year-old policeman and his 23-year-old girlfriend whose bodies were found in the former's home in Porto Heli, on the eastern coast of the Peloponnese.

According to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency, police are not treating the incident as a possible crime, though a coroner was to determine the cause of death.

JusMin about Lazar's case: We will notify CCR; such abuses must not continue

Minister of Justice Tudorel Toader on Monday evening stated that he will notify the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) if President Klaus Iohannis rejects the request for the dismissal of Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar, maintaining that "such abuses must not continue."