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Romanian Legal Week: March 7-14, 2016

Raluca-Andreea Trînca-Gavan
Raluca-Andreea
Trînca-Gavan

The Competition Council has approved the merger between Nextebank S.A. and Carpatica Commercial Bank S.A.
The Competition Council has approved the acquiring of control over Carpatica Commercial Bank S.A. and the entities it controls it by Nextebank S.A. Nextebank S.A. is a credit institution owned by the Emerging Europe Accession Fund Cooperatief UA investment fund. Both Nextebank S.A. and Carpatica Commercial Bank S.A. are active on the market of financial and banking services.

The Competition Council evaluated the operation in the view of its compatibility with a normal competing market and came to the conclusion that the operation does not raise any significant barriers on the market of financial and banking services.

Ana Maria-Udriște
Ana-Maria
Udriște

The Romanian Government and the Ministry of Public Finances launched the platform for budget transparency
The Romanian Government and the Ministry of Public Finances launched on 11 March the platform for budget transparency – transparenta-bugetara.gov.ro – which is the biggest transparency exercise up-to-date for Romania.

The Public Minister launched its annual Report for 2015
The Report will be published on the Public Minister’s official website in due time, after the presentation on 14 March 2016 at the National Institute for Magistrates.

The Ministry of Education launched the program “non-formal juridical education“
This program is addressed to the young generation and aims to facilitate the students’ access to elementary law knowledge and to build a partnership between schools and justice.

Therefore, young people will have access to information regarding civic responsibility, the rights and obligations they have, the rule of law, democracy and the constitutional values in a manner which is adopted to the preoccupations specific to their age, especially in connection with the interaction in virtual environment.

Germany. Facebook can forbid the use of false names
A court in Germany ruled that Facebook can forbid users to use false names, overturning an earlier judgment of the Authority for Data Protection in Hamburg.

The Hamburg Data Protection Authority, which is responsible for establishment of politics for the operation of Facebook in Germany, decided in July 2015 that Facebook could not unilaterally change the name already chosen by users, nor could ask them to identify.

March and 19 November officially enacted as National Women, respectively Men Day
In the Official Journal of Romania, Part one, no. 169 from 7th  March 2016 has been published the law which establishes 8 March as National Women Day and 19 November as National Men Day.

Emergency government ordinance regarding some measures for the enforcement of the technical supervision mandates disposed through criminal prosecution
In the Official Journal of Romania, Part one,  no. 190 from 14th March 2016 has been published the Emergency ordinance regarding some measures for the enforcement of the technical supervision mandates disposed through criminal prosecution. This ordinance has been adopted as a consequence of Constitutional Court’s Decision no.51/2016 which stated that the provisions of Article 142 paragraph 1 of the Criminal Procedure Code are unconstitutional.

Ioana-Balaș Soter – Order of the Star of Romania, Grand officer
In the Official Journal of Romania, Part one, no. 189 from 14 March 2016 has been published the President decree which awards, post-mortem, to Mrs. Ioana-Balaș Soter, multiple olimpic champion, the order of the Star of Romania, Grand officer.

Revocation of the functioning permission of AZT ROMASIG ASSURANCE- REASSURANCE Broker Society
The Authority of the Financial Supervision has revocated the functioning permission of the AZT ROMASIG ASSURANCE- REASSURANCE Broker Society. The decision has been published in the Official Journal of Romania, Part one,  no.184, from 7th March 2016.

Emergency government ordinance regarding the completion and amendment of the National Education Law no. 1/2011
According to this singular article of this ordinance, the doctor certificate stops producing legal effects from the moment of the communication of the title revocation’s disposition.

Ana- Maria UDRIȘTE
Raluca-Andreea TRÎNCĂ-GĂVAN

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