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.

Homophobia probe launched into retirement home

Supreme Court prosecutor Xeni Dimitriou on Wednesday ordered an investigation into a report in Iefimerida according to which a retirement home in Kalavryta removed a resident because he was homosexual.

Dimitriou asked a local prosecutor to determine whether the management or staff at the institution should be charged under a law cracking down on discrimination.

Iohannis to magistrates: You have a very strong ally on your side, the Romanian society

President Klaus Iohannis said on Wednesday that the magistrate's institutional mission should in no way be hijacked, even though pressure on prosecutors has lately intensified, adding that the Romanian society is a powerful ally of a fair justice.

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.

DNA prosecutors endorse notification of CCR on OUG 7/2019 and request starting a conflict of constitutional nature

The National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) prosecutors convened on Tuesday in a General Assembly meeting and decided to endorse the demarches to notify the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) regarding Government Emergency Ordinance (OUG) No.7/2019 and trigger a legal conflict of constitutional nature between the Government and the judicial authority.

Attorney General's Office's prosecutors to wear armbands to protest against passage of justice legislation ordinance

Prosecutors with the Attorney General's Office on Monday decided to wear armbands in protest over the way the government passed an emergency ordinance amending the justice legislation.