RLWeek May 16- 22, 2022: Appointing procedure commenced for the EDP in Romania. New Offshore Law. COVID-19 recognised as occupational disease. Vehicles on humanitarian missions exempted from tolls. EU Justice Scoreboard 2022. EC demands that Romania transposes the Renewable Energy Directive. EC refers Romania to EU Court of Justice. Annual report on the fight against antisemitism, xenophobia, radicalisation, and hate speech

Appointing procedure commenced for the European Delegated Prosecutor in Romania

On Monday, the 16th of May 2022, the Romanian Ministry of Justice has commenced the delegation procedure for the European Delegated Prosecutor (EDP) in Romania. [Source]

New Offshore Law

On Wednesday, the 18th of May 2022, the Chamber of Deputies has passed the bill for the amendment of Law no. 256/2018 regarding some necessary measures for the implementation of oil operations by petroleum agreement owners regarding offshore oil perimeters.
This new piece of legislation will allow taxes on future income from offshore oil projects to be reduced, in the hope that potential investment would be attributed to the reserves in the Black Sea. [Source]

COVID-19 recognised as occupational disease

On Wednesday, the 18th of May 2022, the member states, workers and employers of the EU Advisory Committee on Safety and Health at Work reached an agreement on the need to recognise COVID-19 as an occupational disease in health and social care and in domiciliary assistance and, in a pandemic context, in sectors where there is an outbreak in activities with proven risk of infection, and supported an update of the EU list of occupational diseases. [Source]

Vehicles on humanitarian missions can be exempted from bridge and road tolls

On Wednesday, the 18th of May 2022, Order no. 496/2022 the amendment and completion of annexes no. 1, 3, 4, 5 to Order of the Minister of Transports no. 1.836/2018 for the approval of fees applied by the National Company for the Administration of Road Infrastructure was published in the Official Journal of Romania, Part I, no. 494 of the 18th of May 2022. Thus, vehicles that transport first aid equipment and humanitarian aid as part of humanitarian missions in action on Romanian territory can be exempted, on demand, from paying bridge and road tolls. [Source]

EU Justice Scoreboard 2022

On Thursday, the 19th of May 2022, the European Commission has published the tenth edition of the EU Justice Scoreboard. The Scoreboard compiles comparative data concerning the efficiency, the quality, and the independence of the justice systems in the member states. This year’s edition offers an insight, for the first time, into the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the justice system, and into the accessibility of disabled people to justice. [Source]

European Commission demands that Romania transposes the Renewable Energy Directive

On Thursday, the 19th of May 2022, the European Commission has issued a its key decisions as part of the May Infringements Package, urging Romania, as well as Croatia, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg, and Portugal, to transpose the Renewable Energy Directive, a directve providing the legal framework for the development of renewable energy in electricity, heating and cooling, and transport in the EU. [Source]

European Commission refers Romania to EU Court of Justice

On Thursday, the 19th of May 2022, the European Commission, as part of the same May Infringements Package, has decided to refer Romania, along with the Czech Republic, Ireland, Slovakia, and Spain, to the Court of Justice of the European Union over their failure to transpose the revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive (“AVMSD”, Directive (EU) 2018/1808), with a request to impose financial sanctions. [Source]

Annual report on the fight against antisemitism, xenophobia, radicalisation, and hate speech

On Thursday, the 19th of May 2022, in the context of the one-year anniversary of the implementation of the National strategy for preventing and tackling antisemitism, xenophobia, radicalisation, and hate speech, the Romanian Government has issued the Annual report on the prevention and tackling of antisemitism, xenophobia, radicalisation, and hate speech. [Source]

Ana Banu

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