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Romanian Legal Week: March 20-26, 2017

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Romania will try to relocate the European Medicines Agency at Bucharest

On Wednesday, the 22nd of March 2017, during a Government meeting, a Memorandum was in the talks, according to which Romania will candidate for the relocation of the European Medicines Agency at Bucharest, according to a press release of the Government.

The European Medicines Agency, one of the largest and most important European agencies, currently has its headquarters in London. It is a decentralised body of the EU, which has as primary responsibility the protection and promotion of the public health through the evaluation and supervision of medicines destined for human use.

In the light of UK’s intention of leaving the European Union, one of the decisions to be taken at EU level regards the relocation of the European agencies which have the headquarters in London.

The relocation to Bucharest of the EMA is an important opportunity that Romania could make the most of it, given that the country does not currently host any European agency headquarters. Attracting an EU agency headquarter would help increase the role and visibility of Romania as an EU member state.

 

Approval of the amendment of the Protocol between the Ministry of National Defence of Romania and the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Bulgaria on training military and civilian personnel on  reciprocal basis | Draft

On Wednesday, the 22nd of March 2017, the Ministry of National Defence launched in public debate the draft of the Government Decision for the approval of the Protocol of amendment, signed in Bucharest on the 4th of November 2015, and in Sofia on the 14th of December 2015, regarding the Protocol between the Ministry of National Defense of Romania and the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Bulgaria on training military and civilian personnel on reciprocal basis, signed in Sofia on the 29th of March 2000.

 

Law no. 18/2017 on approving the termination of agreements regarding the promotion and mutual protection of the investments concluded by Romania with the Member States of the European Union

In the Official Journal of Romania, Part I, no. 198 from 21st of March 2017, the Law no. 18/2017 was published; it concerns the approval of the termination of agreements regarding the promotion and mutual protection of the investments concluded by Romania with the Member States of the European Union.

The law approves the termination by agreement of by denunciation of the bilateral agreements listed in the Annex, which forms an integral part of this law.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs makes known, through the Official Journal of Romania, Part I, in accordance with Article 34 paragraph (5) of Law no. 590/2003 on treaties, the termination date of the denounced agreements, according to their provisions.

 

The Ministry of Justice will prepare a consolidated report of progresses in preparation for the European Commission’s evaluation

On Monday, the 20th of March 2017, the Ministry of Justice announced that it will develop, in preparation for the European Commission’s mission of evaluation, a consolidated report of progresses, based on reports released by the institutions pointed out by the CVM ( ooperation and Verification Mechanism): The Superior Council of Magistracy, the High Court of Cassation and Justice, the Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice, National Anti-corruption Directorate, the National Integrity Agency, and the Romanian Parliament, according to the information released by the Ministry of Justice.

The Minister of Justice, Tudorel Toader, requested the respective institutions that they report to the Ministry of Justice any information they consider useful for accurately informing the European Commission.

 

Amendment of Law no.51/1995 on the organisation and practice of the lawyer’s profession. Presidential decree signed on 24th of March 2017

On Friday, the 24th of March 2017, Klaus Johannis, the President of Romania, signed the decree on issuing the law regarding the amendment and completion of Law no. 51/1995 on the organisation and practice of the lawyer’s profession, according to a press release of the Presidential Administration.

 

The Minister of Internal Affairs of Romania attended the joint meeting of the governments of Romania and Moldova
on Thursday, the 23rd of March  2017, Carmen Daniela Dan, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Romania, participated in Piatra Neamț at the joint meeting of the Governments of Romania and Moldova, according to a press release of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Romania.

With this occasion, a bilateral meeting took place, joined by Alexander Jizdan, the Moldovan counterpart, Minister of Internal Affairs, in which the excellent cooperation between the two ministries was emphasised.

During this, Carmen Daniela Dan reiterated that the support of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Romania will continue to be granted in the aid of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Moldova. In addition, a number of priorities were established for the following period in the matter of internal affairs, focusing on cross-border crime and illegal migration, police cooperation, border management and training of employees of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Moldova in the educational institutions of the Romanian Ministry of Internal Affairs.

 

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