Wednesday, September 25th

The European Commission has welcomed the appointment of Laura Codruta Jovesi as European Chief Prosecutor

The European Commission today welcomed the agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union for the appointment of Laura Codruta Kovesi to the newly created position of European Chief Prosecutor. In a statement, Commissioner for Justice Vera Jourova argues that this agreement is a strong signal that the European Union firmly supports the fight against financial crime and the protection of taxpayers’ money. For his part, Gunther Oettinger, the European Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources, gave assurances that both the European Commission and the European Anti-Fraud Office will support Laura Codruta Kovesi in the new position. The European Public Prosecutor’s Office will ensure that no crime against the Union’s budget will remain unpunished, and Laura Codruta Kovesi will carry out her mission remarkably as head of the new institution.

European Commissioners appointed by Romania and Hungary will take part in an extraordinary hearing at the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee

European Commissioners appointed by Romania and Hungary, Rovana Plumb and László Trócsányi are invited to the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee tomorrow for an extraordinary hearing to clarify some controversial aspects of their statements of wealth. The information was confirmed in a Facebook post by Romanian MEP Sigfried Muresan. Most of the candidates for the position of European Commissioner passed the „filter” of this commission, and two others received recommendations in order to clarify their situation. Each candidate must submit to the European Parliament a declaration of wealth regarding their assets, real estate and previous activities. This document allows the MEPs to give them approval or not in order to proceed to the next stage: their hearing in European Parliament, scheduled between September 30 and October 8, which is necessary to validate their nomination.

George Ciamba has been confirmed as the new Romanian Ambassador to Greece

The joined parliamentary committees for foreign policy unanimously endorsed the appointment of George Ciamba as Romania’s ambassador to Greece. He has that said he supports a continuation of bilateral exchanges and believes that Romania needs to be represented on the island of Crete too, by means of a consular office. George Ciamba is a career diplomat, who has worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1990, and is currently the Deputy Minister for European Affairs.

Mădălina Brotăcel, RADOR