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Romanian Legal Week in brief: May 8-14, 2017

Raluca-Andreea Trîncă-Găvan
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Competition Council. Study regarding the competition in the field of rail passenger transport

On Tuesday, the 9th of May 2017, the Competition Council published a study regarding the competition in the field of rail passenger transport, according to a press release by the Competition Council.

According to the study, the precarious state of the infrastructure, and of the rolling stock, which result in speed restriction,s and the fact that only about 40% of the railways is electrified, do not allow operation in conditions that will lead to a clear increase of the demand for these services or, at the very least, maintain a relatively constant level.

Although in terms of the degree of liberalisation of the national rail passenger market, Romania, with 20% private capital, is part of the European trend, the competition in the rail passenger transport market manifests itself only in certain routes characterised by the simultaneous presence of state and private operators.

Completion of the National Standards of Classified Information Protection in Romania. Draft

Monday, on 8th of May 2017, the Ministry of Regional Development, Public Administration and European Funds launched in public debate the draft Government Decision on completing the National Information Protection Standards in Romania, approved by the Government Decision no. 585/2002. The draft as well as the grounding note can be found on the site of the Ministry.

:: Bill
:: Substantiation note

Approval of the National Program on Energy Efficiency Enhancement of Blocks of Flats, with founding in 2017

Order no. 2822/2017 for the approval of the National Program on Energy Efficiency Enhancement of Blocks of flat with financing in 2017 was published in the Official Journal of Romania, Part I, no. 343 on the 10th of May 2017.

The National Program for Energy Efficiency of Blocks of flat, financed in 2017, including the Central Budget of Budgetary Credits Allocated to Administrative Units in 2017, provided in Annex no. 1, and the List of Housing Blocks included in the National Program for Energy Efficiency Enhancement of Housing Blocks, financed in 2017, provided in Annex no. 2 was approved.

The financing of the National Program for the increase of energy performance in blocks of flats is ensured according to the provisions of Article 13 paragraph (1) letter. A) of the Government Emergency Ordinance no. 18/2009 on the increase of energy performance in blocks of flats, approved with amendments and completions by Law no. 158/2011, as subsequently amended, within the limits of the annually allocated amounts for this purpose.

Law regarding the financial instruments markets. Draft

On Tuesday, the 9th of May 2017, The Ministry of Public Finances launched in public debate the draft Law regarding the financial instruments markets. The draft, as well as the statement of reasons can be found on the Ministry of Public Finances site.

:: Draft law
:: Justification instrument

National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority. Inspections in the non-animal food sector.

On Wednesday, the 10th of May, 2017, the National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority announced that during April 2017, it conducted 8728 controls in the non-animal food sector, according to a press release.

The controls concerned the aspects of the quality of food storage, handling, processing , pest control, documents provided by legislation, hygiene conditions, and the handling of establishments.

Applied sanctions:

– 175 contraventional fines totaling 296 600 RON;

– 132 warnings for minor deficiencies.

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