European Commission. Romania will participate in the establishment of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office
The European Commission announced that the project for establishing the European Public Prosecutor’s Office was approved during the Council‘s reunion on 9-10 March 2017, by 17 member states, including Romania.
The exclusive task of the European Public Prosecutor will be conducting investigations and prosecutions, having the competence, if necessary, to prosecute (within courts of the Member States) persons accused of offences affecting the EU budget.
Competition Council. Investigation on the salt used for snow removal
As of 14 March 2017, the Competition Council announced that it has launched a sector inquiry on the salt used for snow removal, according to a press release.
The study will analyze the market structural conditions, the behaviour of players in the market, and influence level in the evolution of market variables (price, quality etc.). The inquiry also entails conducting a detailed analysis of the legislative framework and on the restrictions that could be generated in the market.
Law on transfer of pension rights of officials and agents of the European Union | Draft
The Ministry of Labour and Social Justice launched on 15 March, for public debate, the draft law regarding the transfer of pension rights of officials and agents of the European Union.
PwC. A new maritime economy: a call for “blue” thinking which encourages the sharing of marine areas and resources
PwC has released on 16 March 2017 a new report showing that a more integrated approach to maritime policy is essential to ensuring its responsible, effective, and correct implementation. As seas represent a vital national resource, more and more countries are addressing the UN in order to expand their continental platform, while more companies compete for opportunities to explore and exploit marine resources.
In supporting this approach, PwC Portugal has assessed sea exploitation for more than a decade, as part of the international project HELM, and recently released the report Circumnavigation: An integrated approach to the economy of the sea. The PwC report concludes that an integrated approach to oceans ensure an appropriate balance between all stakeholders: governments, the academic and business environment, individuals and the environment.
Certain countries are already taking action in this regard: Ireland has an integrated maritime strategy – Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth – managing the production of seafood, tourism and offshore energy, while Germany has a highly developed financial services industry, offering marine insurance and other services to maritime transport and shipbuilding.
Law amending and supplementing certain normative acts on the financial management of EU funds | Draft
As of 16 March, the Ministry of Finance released for public debate the draft law amending and supplementing certain normative acts on the financial management of EU funds.
User guide on the outcome indicators for immediate achievement/output and impact to be used by social enterprises / insertion social enterprises in the annual reports | Draft
On the 16th of March 2017, The Ministry of Labour and Social Justice launched for public debate the draft of the Order no. 406 from 15.03.2017, regarding the approval of the guide on outcome indicators for immediate achievement/output and impact to be used in annual reports by social enterprises/insertion social enterprises.