Romanian Legal Week: October 31 – November 6, 2016

Dacian Cosmin Dragoș, the new president of the National Council on Ethics in Scientific Research
The Ministry of Education and Scientific Research published on 02.11.2016 the Order of the Minister of Education and Scientific Research regarding the approval of the members of the National Council on Ethics in Scientific Research, Technological Development and Innovation: Prof. Dr. Dacian Cosmin Dragoș (president), Dr. Mihai-Octavian Dima and Dr. Alexandru Popa (vice-presidents).

Florentin Țuca, invited speaker at the final of Debate Champions Tournament
Mr. Laywer Dr. Florentin Țuca, managing partner of ȚUCA ZBÂRCEA & ASSOCIATES will participate as an invited speaker in the final of the Debate Champions Tournament, on 07.11.2016. The Minister of Labor, Family, Social Protection and Elderly, Dragoș Pîslaru, will also be present.

Bogdan Aurescu, member of the UN International Law Commission
Bogdan Aurescu was elected member of the UN International Law Commision by the UN General Assembly in New York on 03.11.2016. The election was made by the vote of 158 states of the total 193 member states of the UN.

The NIM team coordinated by Roxana Rizoiu won the 11th edition of the THEMIS competition
The team representing the National Institute of Magistracy (Teodora Bogza, Viorela Bubău and Octavia Pripasu) was the winner of the 11th edition of the THEMIS competition organised by the European Judicial Training Network. The finale took place between 31.10.2016-03.11.2016 in Bordeaux, France. This is the third time during the last six years that Romania wins in the grand finale.

Legal proposal concerning parental alienation and parental relationships
The Senator Ioan Ghise lodged a legal proposal regarding the amendment of Law no. 272/2004 and of Law no. 217/2003. The proposal has been drafted by Diana-Iulia Olac and Tudor Becheanu and touches upon: the legal regulation of parental alienation, the improvement of the legal framework relevant for the regulation of parental authority, the possibility of courts to establish an alternative residence for the child, the amendment of the legal framework concerning the issuance of a protection order. More details can be found here.

Amendment of the Code of Criminal Procedure and of Law no. 304/2004 on the organisation of the judiciary
The Emergency Ordinance no. 70/2016 regarding the amendment of the Code of Criminal Procedure and of Law no. 304/2004 on the organisation of the judiciary was published in the Official Journal of Romania, part I, no. 866, 31.10.2016. In order to explore the amendments, access this webpage.

Amendment concerning the Electricity and Gas Law
Resolution no. 778/2016 for the establishment of the quota shares referred to in art. 177, paragr. (34) and (35) of the Electricity and Gas Law no. 123/2012, was published in the Official Journal of Romania, part I, no. 879, 02.11.2016.

Amendment of the Government Emergency Ordinance concerning the enforcement of international sanctions | Draft
On Thursday, 27.10.2016, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched a public debate on the legal draft regarding the amendment and completion of the Government Emergency Ordinance no. 202/2008 on the enforcement of international sanctions. The project can be accessed here  and the explanatory memorandum here.

The National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications. Action plan for 2017
On Thursday, 03.11.2016, the National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications launched a public debate concerning the action plan for 2017. The plan be found here.

High Court of Cassation and Justice. Drawing of lots regarding the members of the 5-judges panels for 2017
On Friday, 04.11.2016, the drawing of lots regarding the members of the 5 judges panels for 2017 took place. The results can be seen here.

The Superior Council of Magistracy. Section for prosecutors. 07.11.2016 Agenda
On Thursday, 03.11.2016, the Superior Council of Magistracy published the agenda of the session which will take place at the Section for prosecutors, on Monday, 07.11.2016. The Agenda is available on-line.

The Superior Council of Magistracy. Transfer session for judges- November 2016
On Thursday, 03.11.2016, the Superior Council of Magistracy announced a transfer session for judges. The requests can be made until 09.11.2016. Find out more here.

The General Directorate for Internal Security was established
On Wednesday, 02.11.2016, the Government issued an Emergency Ordinance regarding the establishment of the General Directorate for Internal Security, subordinated to the Ministry of Internal Affairs. It will function as a specialized structure, having competences in the field of national security. For more information, access this webpage.

The Bucharest Stock Exchange launched a new on-line service
The aforementioned service was launched on 02.11.2016 under the name: “What you need to know before the commencement of a BSE session” and it is available starting with 03.11.2016. The information can be accessed from the upper right side of the BSE website and can be consulted daily between 08:30 and 10:15.

The law, policing and civics books salon of the Ministry of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, ed. XX
The aforementioned law, policing and civics book salon reached its 20th edition, according to a press release of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The honorary president of the salon is Ms. Police-Quaestor Irina Alexe, Secretary of State for the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Twenty trusts and national editorial houses, including the publishing houses pertaining to the National Security System were present.

Three years since the signing of the Protocol regarding legal education
Three years ago, on 31.10.2013, the collaboration Protocol between the Ministry of Justice, the Superior Council of Magistracy, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry Delegate for Higher-Education was signed. On the basis of this document, over 500 judges and prosecutors presented children with notions concerning the law,  human rights, legal obligations and mutual respect.

The new methodology concerning the manner of calculating the maximum prices of medicines for human use
On 26.10.2016 the Romanian Government passed a resolution approving the Methodology concerning the manner of calculating and the procedure of endorsement of maximum prices of medicines for human use. More details can be found here.

Collaboration Protocol: NIM-NSA-FSI
The National Institute of Magistracy published on Thursday, 03.11.2016 the collaboration protocol between itself, the National Surveillance Authority and the Financial Studies Institute. Should you be interested in the protocol, it can be found here.

Approval of the National Rehabilitation Program for the main irrigation infrastructure in Romania
Resolution no. 793/2016 regarding the approval of the National Rehabilitation Program for the main irrigation infrastructure in Romania was published in the Official Journal of Romania, part I, no. 879, 02.11.2016. The institution responsible for carrying out the program is the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The Government approved the concluding of a loan agreement with the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development in order to finance the budget deficit
On Wednesday, 02.11.2016, the Government approved the signing of a memorandum referring to a loan agreement with the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, having a value of EUR 500 million.

National Agency for Cadastre and Land Registration. Property deals concluded in the first 9 months of 2016
In the first 9 months of 2016 703.509 property deals have been registered, 56.000 more than those registered in January-September of the previous year. The most property deals have been registered in Bucharest, Ilfov and Timiș.

NEW: JURIDICE.ro on INSTAGRAM
Starting with 02.11.2016, JURIDICE.ro is now on INSTAGRAM.

Irina Horodinca