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October 5, 2022

Presidency : All speculation about alleged pressure being put on Constitutional Court judge Lazaroiu is ungrounded

Presidential advisor Simina Tanasescu had a technical talk that didn’t involve in any way the institution of the President with Constitutional Court judge Petre Lazaroiu about the request of the civic association VeDem Just, the Presidential Administration said on Friday, stressing that all speculation or hints about alleged pressure having been put on the magistrate are groundless.

Presidential advisor Simina Tanasescu met on June 14 with judge Petre Lazaroiu at the premises of the Bucharest Law Faculty to hand him two specialist books on financial law. (…) They had a purely theoretical discussion, as two constitutional law professionals, about the request of the VeDem Just civic association, which didn’t involve in any way whatsoever the institution of the President. Therefore, all speculation or hints about judge Petre Lazaroiu having allegedly been subjected to pressure are completely untrue and groundless,” said the Presidential Administration.

Constitutional Court judge Petre Lazaroiu stated on Friday for AGERPRES that he was called by one of the advisors to President Klaus Iohannis, who told him that an association insistently requests the President to remove the magistrate from office.

According to the Presidential Administration, presidential advisor Simina Tanasescu is currently on leave to attend teaching activities.

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