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February 12, 2015
Sofia TG 2015


Justice reform in Bulgaria

The director of the Rule of Law Program South East Europe, Thorsten Geissler, met in Sofia with the vice-president of Bulgaria, Meglena Kuneva and Justice Minister Hristo Ivanov. During the discussions focusing on the justice reform in Bulgaria, Mr. Geissler assured the two high-ranking officials of KAS RLPSEE support.

January 31, 2015


Launch of the American Anti-corruption Strategy for Centrala and Eastern Europe

On January 30, the alumni of the Leaders for Justice program were invited by the Embassy of the United States of America to a reception marking the launch of the US Anticorruption Strategy for Central and Eastern Europe. At the opening of the event that was attended by numerous high-ranking representatives of the justice sector, Charge d’affaires Dean Thompson and KAS RLPSEE director Thorsten Geissler emphasized the need for close cooperation and joint efforts to effectively fight corruption. more…

December 17, 2014
Prelegere Geissler Facultatea de Drept 17 decembrie 2014


Lecture on the German Basic Law at the University in Bucharest

On December 17 Thorsten Geissler, director of the Rule of Law Program South East Europe, held a lecture on the German Basic Law in front of two hundred students of the Faculty of Law at the University in Bucharest.

December 11, 2014


Graduation ceremony for the fifth generation of Leaders for Justice

On December 10 the graduation ceremony for the 5th generation of the Leaders for Justice program took place. The 17 participants were welcomed and congratulated by Werner Hans Lauk, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr. Valeriu Stoica, former Romanian Minister of Justice and Ms. Simona-Maya Teodoroiu, States Secretary within the Ministry of Justice. In his speech, Thorsten Geissler emphasized the responsibility of the young generation for consolidation of state and society. more…

December 10, 2014


Final conference on the consolidation of rule of law in Romania

On the 9th of December the KAS RLPSEE, in partnership with Romanian NGO Expert Forum, organized the last conference from a series of six events taking place in main cities across the country. Invited for a fructuous exchange of ideas with the numerous audience were Daniel Morar, judge at the Constitutional Court, Cristi Danilet, member of the Superior Council of Magistracy, Dan Tapalaga, journalist and Laura Stefan, anticorruption expert. more…

November 28, 2014
Vice president Blg 2014 november


Conferences with the Asylum and Citizenship Committees of the Administration of the President of Bulgaria

On November 27 and 28, the RLP SEE of KAS in cooperation with the Asylum and Citizenship Committees of the Administration of the President of Bulgaria organized two conferences in Sofia which discussed the national and European legal framework on granting asylum and Bulgarian citizenship.

November 26, 2014

Klaus Iohannis: Without true rule of law there can be no democracy

The president-elect of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, was the guest of honor at a conference organized on November 26 by the RLP SEE of KAS in cooperation with the NGO CRPE and the British Embassy in Bucharest, at which the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) Sustainability Index was presented. In his speech, the president-elect sent out a clear message of his support for the fight against corruption. He also underscored that democracy cannot exist “without true rule of law”. more…

November 19, 2014

Ethics in the Moldovan justice system

On the 19th of November the conference “Rethinking ethics in justice”, organized by the Rule of Law Program South East Europe of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Moldova took place in Chisinau. The opening was attended by the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Moldova, Oleg Efrim. In his opening remarks, Thorsten Geissler, director of the RLP SEE, underscored the importance of respecting ethical standards in the justice system. more…

October 31, 2014

Conflicts of interest in Albania

On October 31, the RLP SEE of KAS and the Institute for Democracy and Mediation organised a conference in Tirana on the topic of “Conflict of Interests in Albania: Regulatory Framework and Challenges to Implementation”. more…

October 27, 2014
Fachkonferenz Care Leavers


Care Leavers-Same rights for everyone

On the 27th of October 2014, the RLP SEE in cooperation with the Scheherazade Foundation, organized a conference in Bucharest on the topic "Care Leavers-Same rights for everyone". The event was attended by several representatives of NGOs engaged in the work with young people leaving care, by reperesentatives of the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Protection and Elderly and several ambassadors.