PG Augustin Lazar: Protecting cultural and natural heritage, one of Public Ministry’s priorities

Protecting the cultural and natural heritage is amongst the priorities of the Public Ministry, showed, on Monday, the Prosecutor General of Romania, Augustin Lazar, on the occasion of a round table on “Protecting national cultural heritage by means of the criminal law”, organized at the headquarters of the Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice (PICCJ).

According to a press release sent by the Prosecutor’s Office, the event attended by diplomats representing the EU, US states and neighboring states that had an important contribution in the recovery of relevant assets of the national cultural heritage, was occasioned by the celebration of “The European Year of Cultural Heritage”. The meeting revolved around the recovery from the partner judicial authorities of the national treasures subject to illegal trafficking in cultural goods.

“During the meeting, the most efficient instruments of judicial cooperation were analysed, as well as the best solutions for consolidating cooperation through the exchange of good practices, the setting up of a European network for the protection of the cultural and natural heritage, of a European Public Prosecutor’s Office, also qualified in cross-border organized crime, namely in cultural goods trafficking,” the press release shows.

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