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Andrei Chirileasa
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Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

Romania’s remedial changes to Justice laws to address EC’s concerns

Romania's justice minister Catalin Predoiu presented, on September 30, the main amendments to the Justice Laws, which are roughly in line with the European Commission's comments in the 2020 Rule of Law Report.

Specifically, the Justice Ministry proposes the dissolution of the Section for the Investigation of Offences in the Judiciary (SIIJ) tasked exclusively with prosecuting crimes committed by judges and prosecutors.

It also wants to restore the president's central role in appointing and removing head prosecutors, G4Media.ro reported.

The Justice Ministry also intends to increase to 25 years (from 20 years) the mandatory term served by magistrates before retirement, and reduce the seniority required for magistrates who run for specialized prosecutor's offices such as DNA (anti-corruption) and DIICOT (anti-organized crime).

The Justice Laws were amended in 2017-2019 by successive amendments operated by the coalition formed by the Social Democratic Party (PSD) and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE), with the support of the ethnic Hungarians' party UDMR.

The European Commission has severely criticized the 2017-2019 amendments under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism.

(Photo: Gov.ro)

andrei@romania-insider.com

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Andrei Chirileasa
Editor-in-Chief

Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

Romania’s remedial changes to Justice laws to address EC’s concerns

Romania's justice minister Catalin Predoiu presented, on September 30, the main amendments to the Justice Laws, which are roughly in line with the European Commission's comments in the 2020 Rule of Law Report.

Specifically, the Justice Ministry proposes the dissolution of the Section for the Investigation of Offences in the Judiciary (SIIJ) tasked exclusively with prosecuting crimes committed by judges and prosecutors.

It also wants to restore the president's central role in appointing and removing head prosecutors, G4Media.ro reported.

The Justice Ministry also intends to increase to 25 years (from 20 years) the mandatory term served by magistrates before retirement, and reduce the seniority required for magistrates who run for specialized prosecutor's offices such as DNA (anti-corruption) and DIICOT (anti-organized crime).

The Justice Laws were amended in 2017-2019 by successive amendments operated by the coalition formed by the Social Democratic Party (PSD) and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE), with the support of the ethnic Hungarians' party UDMR.

The European Commission has severely criticized the 2017-2019 amendments under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism.

(Photo: Gov.ro)

andrei@romania-insider.com

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