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May 18, 2021

Justice Ministry opens recruitment procedure for new Prosecutor General

The Justice Ministry has opened the procedure for the recruitment of Romania’s next Prosecutor General, a vacant office after the resignation of its previous holder Tiberiu Nitu.

“I want to encourage prosecutors to attend in a large number this section procedure to be appointed to the highest office of the Public Prosecution Service. I assure all those who by their activity have proved integrity and impartiality as well as a high level of professionalism that they stand equal chances,” the Justice Ministry quotes Justice Minister Raluca Pruna as saying in a press statement on Wednesday.

The Justice Ministry has published the criteria for selecting Romania’s Prosecutor General with the Prosecution Service of the Supreme Court of Cassation and Justice (Romania’s Supreme Court) and an estimated schedule.

Under the law on the statutes of judges and prosecutors, appointment to the office of Romania’s Prosecutor General shall be made by the President of Romania on a recommendation from the justice minister, with the advice of the Superior Council of Magistrates (CSM), for a three-year tenure that can be extended only once; candidates must have a minimum experience of 10 years as judges or prosecutors.

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