Amendments to the Romanian Criminal Code. New offenses and more severe sanctions for disregarding obligations to prevent and combat the spread of contagious diseases

The current context of the rapid spread of COVID-19 virus has led to the adoption of an exceptional and expedient set of measures, including in criminal matters, to limit the infection of the population. These measures were taken, among other… Read moreAmendments to the Romanian Criminal Code. New offenses and more severe sanctions for disregarding obligations to prevent and combat the spread of contagious diseases

Romania activated the derogation from the application of the provisions of the European Convention of Human Rights in the context of the state of emergency generated by the COVID-19 epidemic

Article 15 of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) provides for the possibility of the signatory states to derogate from the provisions guaranteeing the protection of fundamental human rights to the extent strictly required by the public danger situation… Read moreRomania activated the derogation from the application of the provisions of the European Convention of Human Rights in the context of the state of emergency generated by the COVID-19 epidemic

What is the impact of COVID-19 on criminal cases in the stage of criminal investigation, preliminary chamber, court proceedings or serving the sentence?

A state of emergency was declared in Romania on 16 March 2020 by Presidential Decree No. 195/2020 (the “Decree”), published in the Official Gazette No. 212/2020. The Decree institutes a 30-day state of emergency throughout the Romanian territory and establishes… Read moreWhat is the impact of COVID-19 on criminal cases in the stage of criminal investigation, preliminary chamber, court proceedings or serving the sentence?

EU Court of Justice ruling: The confiscation of sums which were not declared to the customs authorities at the Romanian border is contrary to EU law

ȚUCA ZBÂRCEA & ASOCIAȚII obtained a request for a preliminary ruling by the European Court of Justice in front of the Ilfov Tribunal regarding the interpretation of Article No. 9 para. (1) of Regulation (EC) No 1889/2005 of the European… Read moreEU Court of Justice ruling: The confiscation of sums which were not declared to the customs authorities at the Romanian border is contrary to EU law

ȚUCA ZBÂRCEA & ASSOCIATES’s legal magazine Just in Case is now available for download

The latest issue of Just in Case, ȚUCA ZBÂRCEA & ASOCIAȚII‘s electronic legal magazine, is now available for download here. The topics covered in the 21st issue are mainly focusing on Compliance & Competition, as follows: – Compliance – From… Read moreȚUCA ZBÂRCEA & ASSOCIATES’s legal magazine Just in Case is now available for download

Customs seizures of amounts in excess of EUR 10,000, under CJEU scrutiny

A potential CJEU judgment on the non-compliance of national law with EU law, which is in fact predictable taking into account prior CJEU case law, will determine the national courts to declare unenforceable the criticized legislation and to cancel any… Read moreCustoms seizures of amounts in excess of EUR 10,000, under CJEU scrutiny