Justice Minister Raluca Pruna on Friday sent to President Klaus Iohannis a proposal on Augustin Lazar’s appointment as Romania’s attorney general.
The Prosecution Section of the Superior Council of Magistrates (CSM) gave a favourable opinion one day ago to the Justice Minister’s proposal to appoint Augustin Lazar as Romania’s attorney general.
“In today’s meeting, after going over the activities stipulated in the opinion issue procedure, the assessment of the management project and the interview, the Prosecution Section of the Superior Council of Magistrates unanimously issued a favourable opinion on the Justice Minister’s proposal to appoint Augustin Lazar as attorney general with the Prosecution Office with the Supreme Court of Justice and Cassation, currently attorney general of the Prosecution Office with the Alba Iulia Court of Appeal. The proposal on Mr Augustin Lazar’s appointment as attorney general with the Prosecution Office with the Supreme Court of Justice and Cassation was sent to the Superior Council of Magistracy on April 1,” CSM informs.
Under article 54 (1) of Law 303/2004 on the status of judges and prosecutors, the attorney general, first deputy and the latter’s deputy, the National Anti-Corruption Directorate chief prosecutor, the prosecutors-in-chief of these prosecutor’s offices, as well as the Directorate for Investigating Organised Crime and Terorrism (DIICOT) prosecutor-in-chief and their deputies are appointed by Romania’s president, at the proposal of the Justice Minister, with the approval of the CSM, from among prosecutors with a minimum 10 year work experience as judge or prosecutor, for a 3-year term, renewable once only.