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March 15, 2016 16:46
Technical surveillance warrants ordered in criminal proceedings were adopted on March 11, 2016 through a government ordinance in a special sitting. With the use of the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) infrastructure, the prosecutors and criminal investigation bodies will be the only competent for enforcing the wiretapping warrants during criminal investigations, with direct use of technical systems and appropriate procedures. The Criminal Procedure Code, the Judicial Organization Law, the Statutes of the Directorate for the Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) and the SRI Statutes were all ammended in order to make room for new regulations.  ...more »
March 05, 2016 07:47
A memorandum, called "Increasing transparency and standardizing the posting of information of public interest" was initiated by the Ministry for Public Consultations and Civic Dialogue and the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, stating that Central and local governmental authorities are asked to post online budget implementation, vacancies and centralized procurement data. "The Ministry for Public Consultations and Civic Dialogue is achieving today, three months after the inauguration of the incumbent government and the establishment from scratch of the ministry, one of the major objectives pledged under the Sectorial Measure Plan," says Minister for Public Consultations and Civic Dialogue Violeta Alexandru. ...more »
February 04, 2016 16:14
Tiberiu Nitu, Romania’s General Prosecutor, gives up his mandate in wake of accusations regarding the abusive use of official convoys, after his name appears in the Oprea file. Nitu justifies his resignation as a gesture of “responsibility and honor”, given that his name is “artificially associated with a situation that could have consequences towards the image of the institution” that he represents.  However, he stated that he did not ask for, nor did he benefit from the advantages of official convoys, in the spirit they are enacted, but he was given a device for protection and escort. One day after the public resignation, President Klaus Iohannis signs the decree for his relieve....more »
November 16, 2015 14:12
Dacian Ciolos, the newly designated Romanian Premier, announced, on the 15th of November 2015, that he has the final list comprised of 21 names of those who would be the future leaders of the new Governmental Cabinet....more »
November 11, 2015 15:44
The President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, named the country's new Premier on Tuesday, November 10th2015....more »
November 09, 2015 15:33
The recent political crisis is one which has brought Romania to the attention of international media. Starting with the death of young police officer, Bogdan Cosmin Gigina, who lost his life while leading the official convoy of then Minister of Interior, Gabriel Oprea, the people of Romania have been getting increasingly anxious with regard to the ruling political class of their country. ...more »
November 04, 2015 12:29
Victor Ponta, the Romanian Prime Minister has stepped down from his official role, today, November 4th2015 following a 25 000 people strong protest the night before, in Romania's capital city....more »
August 25, 2015 15:23
An opinion poll released this August by the Info-politics Studies and Research Center shows that the political personality Romanians trust the most, with 59 percent favorability rating is President Klaus Iohannis.   This result shows a ...more »
July 14, 2015 22:49
The Ministry of Interior announced the creation of a National Passengers Information Unit that will process information collected from airlines about passengers of inbound and outbound flights form Romania's airports.   The new unit wil...more »
July 08, 2015 10:46
Implementing NATO Readiness Action Plan, the long term Adaptation Measures with a view to the Summit in Warsaw of 2016 and Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan were the main topics on the discussion agenda. As to the progress in reviewing and optimizing NATO Response Force (NRF), ministerDuşa pointed out that Romania will augment and improve its contribution to NRF, also by identifying forces and capabilities for NATO's Very High Readiness Joint Task Force. ...more »
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