Romanian justice minister resigns after losing party support

Europe 04/18/19, 11:35

Romania's justice minister says he is resigning after losing the support of the governing Social Democratic Party.Tudorel Toader says in a statement Thursday he decided to present his resignation to Prime Minister Viorica Dancila despite declaring hours earlier that he would stay in his post.Toader's downfall was seen as linked ...

Romania prosecutor opposed by own govt picked for EU job

Europe 02/27/19, 08:40

A European Parliament committee has picked a Romanian prosecutor to head a new prosecutor's office fighting fraud, despite fierce opposition from her own government.The justice and civil liberties department on Wednesday gave the most votes to Romania's Laura Codruta Kovesi, placing her above two other candidates.Kovesi successfully prosecuted hundreds of ...

EU voices concern as Romania moves to block prosecutor

Europe 02/14/19, 10:03

Prosecutors applying for the post of European chief prosecutor must be treated fairly, the European Commission said Thursday, after Romania moved to block one of its own nationals.Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said Brussels is following the case closely adding it is crucial that candidates put forward by an independent selection ...

Despite pressure, Romanian president won’t fire prosecutor

Europe 01/04/19, 09:09

Romania's president on Friday refused a request from the justice minister to dismiss the county's top prosecutor, who has clashed with the government over its commitment to fight corruption.President Klaus Iohannis said he wouldn't fire Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar, a critic of a judicial overhaul that he and others say ...

Romanian govt move against prosecutors draws criticism

Europe 10/15/18, 02:40

Romania's government passed an emergency ordinance Monday requiring prosecutors in key agencies to have more years of experience — a move that prosecutors say would hamper current investigations and force some anti-corruption prosecutors from their jobs.The move came on the same day that Justice Minister Tudorel Toader nominated a candidate ...

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