March 20th 2018

The lower house of Romania’s Parliament has adopted the amended Justice laws

The Justice laws, amended in order to be in line with the Constitutional Court decisions, have been approved, on Tuesday, by the lower house of Romania’s Parliament, the Deputies’ Chamber. The parliamentary majority made up of members of the Social Democratic Party and ALDE has supported the amendments, while the opposition voted against. The bill will now go to the Senate, which has the final say on the matter. The judicial organization, the statute of magistrates and the way that the Superior Council of Magistracy works have been approved by the house, in spite of accusations from the opposition, who claimed that there were attempts to politicize the Judiciary. The opposition Liberals have criticized the hasty approval of the reexamined bills and the lack of a point of view from the Venice Commission, saying that they will challenge the amendments at the Constitutional Court. The Save Romania Union (USR) MPs protested wearing T-shirts with anti-corruption messages and turned their back to the presidium. The president of the special commission on the modification of the Justice laws, Florin Iordache, has underlined, though, that all the amendments were in line with Constitutional Court’s decision.

The Judicial Inspection has decided to start disciplinary investigation against the Chief anti-corruption Prosecutor of the city of Ploiesti, Lucian Onea

The Judicial Inspection has ordered the disciplinary investigation against the Chief Prosecutor of the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) in the Romanian city of Ploiesti. The inspection is working on preliminary checks in ten cases related to the activity or behavior of prosecutors from DNA Ploiesti. Disciplinary deflections were noted, that require the investigation of prosecutors Lucian Onea, Alfred Savu and Mircea Negulescu, according to the Judicial Inspection.

Exhibit „Treasures of Egypt” is opening in Bucharest

One of the most important exhibitions ever organized in Romania will be officially opened on Tuesday evening, at Bucharest’s National Library. The Exhibition „Ancient Egypt’s Treasures” is bringing to Romania the famous mark of Pharaoh Tutankhamon and genuine mummies, as well as parts of a sarcophagus, papyrus and jewelry. The collection was prepared by a team of 50 experts, such as Egyptologists, anthropologists, historians and architects. The exhibits, coming from famous museums and private collections, have an inestimable value, and that is why organizers of Bucharest’s event have announced special security measures.

Mădălina Brotăcel, RADOR