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April 21, 2021

Morar steps down as First Deputy Prosecutor General

The First Deputy Prosecutor General of the Prosecutor’s Office of the High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ), Daniel Morar (recently appointed as Constitutional Court judge by President Traian Basescu -a/n) on Friday said he was windrowing from his position at the top of the High Court Prosecutor’s Office. He noted he had decided to quit the ‘competition’ because he wanted to give the president ‘the right, limits and margin to negotiate with the minister of justice and obtain some of the ‘best people’ as heads of DNA and Public Ministry. ‘My only stake in this is to have at the top of the National Anti-Corruption Department not average, not good, but the best people, because the average and good ones can only generate average and good performance.

On the other hand, only very good ones can make the difference, they are the only ones who count at that level’, Morar said. At the same time, he said that, when both the president and prime minister tell you there is a major constitutionality issue and that, by continuing at the PICCJ, you are an obstacle in the way of new appointments to the Public Ministry or you are a problem for the system, you have to go. Therefore, the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM) on Friday terminated Morar’s secondment to the position as First Deputy Prosecutor General of PICCJ effective as of April 15, when he becomes adviser to CSM President Oana Schmidt H?ineal?, until he takes over his new position as a constitutional judge. PM Victor Ponta, currently interim Minister of Justice, said Morar’s


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