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2020

The case of KÖVESI v. ROMANIA

by Stanislav Splavnic, Hartmut Rank

The European Court of Human Rights rules: Kövesi's dismissal as head of the Romanian anti-corruption agency was illegal
The current head of the newly created European Public Prosecutor's Office, Laura Codruța Kövesi, comes from Romania. There, she served as Attorney General for six years and heades the Romanian Anti-Corruption Agency (DNA) from 2013, until she was released in July 2018 in a controversial case and after a decision by the Romanian Constitutional Court. Kövesi appealed to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Strasbourg against this dismissal. On May 5, 2020, the ECtHR ruled that her release has run against the standards of the European “Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms” (ECHR). In this (particularly in Romania) highly anticipated decision, the Court found that the Romanian state's dismissal of Ms Kövesi had violated her rights to freedom of expression and fair trial as laid down in Article 10 and Article 6 ECHR.

2010

Forgive and Forget? The June 1990 Mineriad

by Holger Dix

Perspectives on the events of 13th-15th of June 1990 in Romania.

2010

Ballistic Missile Defense System In Europe

by Mihail Ionescu

The Romanian Component
An announcement that Romania had accepted the US’s request of deploying elements of the American ballistic missile defense system in Europe to Romanian soil was made by President Traian Basescu after an extraordinary meeting of the Supreme Defense Council (CSAT) on February 4, 2010. The Romanian President assured the nation that the operation did not target Russia and that it was meant to protect the entire territory of the country against threats originating from the Middle East with several land-based rocket systems. The CSAT decision is pending Parliament approval under the Romanian law.

2009

The New Romanian Government Coalition between Center-Right and Center-Left

by Holger Dix, Georgetta Voinea

The November 30th parliamentary elections results brought together at the negotiation table four political parties that aimed at forming the government coalition.

2006

The Democratic Party from Romania became an Associate Member of the European People’s Party

by Georgetta Voinea

On November 9, the European People’s Party (EPP) upgraded the Democratic Party (PD) from Romania status, from Observer Member to Associate Member. The strengthened relationship between EPP and PD represents an important political action both at the level of European representation of the Romanian political parties and at the level of the internal political scene from Romania.

2009

20 de ani fără comunism – 20 de ani de libertate

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Academia Evanghelică Transilvania (AET) a organizat în parteneriat cu Fundaţia Konrad Adenauer (KAS)şi Formul Democrat al Germanilor din Sibiu (FDGS) în perioada 4 – 6 noiembrie 2009 simpozionul cutema “20 de ani fără comunism – 20 de ani de libertate”. S-a reuşit o evocare de ansamblu a istorieirecente din prisma evoluţiei României din 1989 încoace.

2006

2005/2006 - Weichenstellungen für den EU-Beitritt Rumäniens

by Günter Dill, Maria Vasiu, Georgetta Voinea

Ein Überblick: das Jahr 2005 im Zeichen der Vorbereitungen für den Beitritt Rumäniens zur Europäischen Union.

2017

Alte Koalition, neue Regierung

by Martin Sieg, Andrei Avram

Kabinett Tudose aus PSD und ALDE in Rumänien vereidigt
Am Abend des 29. Juni wurde die neue rumänische Regierung des sozialdemokratischen Premierministers Mihai Tudose im Präsidialpalast Cotroceni vereidigt. Das von der Sozialdemokratischen Partei (PSD) und der Allianz der Liberalen und Demokraten (ALDE) gestellte Kabinett hatte am Nachmittag mit 275 Ja-Stimmen das Vertrauen der zwei Parlamentskammern erhalten.

2009

Basescu und Geoana in der zweiten Runde

by Holger Dix

Präsidentschaftswahlen in Rumänien
Keiner der Kandidaten hat im ersten Wahlgang die notwendige absolute Mehrheit für den Sieg in den Präsidentschaftswahlen vom 22. November 2009 erreicht. Die beiden aussichtsreichsten Kandidaten, der amtierende Staatspräsident Traian Basescu und Senatspräsident Mircea Geoana werden am 6. Dezember zum entscheidenden 2. Wahlgang antreten müssen.

2006

Bewährungsprobe für Rumänien und Bulgarien

by Günter Dill, Maria Vasiu, Georgetta Voinea

Endgültige Entscheidung über den Beitritt 2007 auf Oktober verschoben
Der EU-Monitoring Bericht vom 16. Mai enthält keine Überraschungen. Rumänien (wie auch Bulgarien) werden dem Bericht keine uneingeschränkte Zusage für den Beitritt zum 1. Januar 2007 entnehmen können, eher schon eine Zusage unter bestimmten Bedingungen. Maßgeblich für die endgültige Entscheidung der EU-Kommission wird ein weiterer, für Oktober angekündigter Monitoring-Bericht sein, der nochmals minutiös den Stand der Erfüllung der von beiden Ländern eingegangenen Reformverpflichtungen überprüfen wird.

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