Romanian Legal Week: November 28 – December 4, 2016

International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development 2016
The International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development 2016 was mandated by the United Nations General Assembly and is held on a yearly basis on December 5. The purpose of this day is celebrating work for the benefit of others, to share the values of volunteering and to promote them within communities, non-governmental organisations, UN agencies, government authorities or in the private sector.

International Day of Disabled Persons 2016
This day was mandated as such by the United Nations General Assembly via resolution 47/3 dating from 1992. It is celebrated annually on December 3. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), over 1 billion people, 15% of the world population live with disability. This day is dedicated to promoting a better understanding of the problems faced by disabled people and to supporting their dignity, rights and wellbeing.

Regulation concerning the competition for the position of manager- natural person, within public hospitals | Draft
On Tuesday, 29.11.2016, the Ministry of Health launched a public debate a draft regarding the approval of a regulation concerning the competition for the position of manager- natural person, within public hospitals. The draft can be accessed here.

The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
This day is annually celebrated on December 2 and marks the date when the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others was adopted

The framework agreement concerning the management of public hospitals | Draft
On Tuesday, 29.11.2016, the Ministry of Health launched a public debate the draft of the framework agreement concerning the management of hospitals and the list of performance indicators that should be met by the manager of the public hospital. The project is available here.

NAD and DIOCT. 2 in 1
On Tuesday, 30.11.2016, Raluca Pruna, the minister of Justice presented for Adevarul live the main reasons why the Directorate for Investigating Organised Crime and Terrorism was reorganised: “ We made DIOCT, institutionally speaking, exactly what the National Anticorruption Directorate is. And this was done taking into account a wider perspective, given that, in the long run both specialised structures will probably be reunited into one. It remains to be seen how the Romanian society will evolve. An anti-mafia Prosecutor’s Office, concerned both with corruption and organised crime, is a remote objective.”

Discussions regarding the minimum gross wage for 2017
On Monday, 28.11.2016, the representatives of the executive branch discussed with the social partners, within the National Tripartite Council, the level of the minimum gross wage for 2017. A series of amendments were presented and can be found in the draft legislation regarding the unitary pay system. More can be found here

National Day of Romania
The National Day was celebrated in Romania on 1.12.2016. This particular holiday marks an important event: the unification of Transilvania, Basarabia and Bucovina with the Romanian Kingdom, in 1918.

Balanced budget amendment for 2016
Emergency Ordinance no. 86/2016 concerning the balance budget amendment for 2016 was published in the Official Gazette of Romania, part I, no. 961, 28.11.2016.

The National Agency for Fiscal Administration launched the campaign “Act legally! NAFA supports you”
On Tuesday, 29.11.2016, the National Agency for Fiscal Administration launched a national campaign in order to make people aware of the various ways in which corruption affects them (personally, economically and socially). Find out more here.

Irina HORODINCA