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Romanian President Traian Basescu has asked Parliament to re-examine amendments to the law on the statute of judges and prosecutors, saying that the European Commission would a certain to object if magistrates are allowed to occupy positions without vetting.
The request was sent to the Chamber of Deputies speaker Roberta Anastase, the presidentís office said in a statement.
Basescu asked lawmakers to reconsider the decision not to bother with an applications processed or interviews in selecting judges and prosecutors - and the acceptance in such positions of people who have served as magistrates for at least ten years but had their work interrupted.
"Since the European Commission, in its interim report of February 4, 2008 regarding Romaniaís progress within the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, criticized the old regulation that allowed magistrates to fill positions without a prior contest, reintroducing that possibility might attract negative consequences in the country report due in July 2009," the head of state said in the re-examination request.
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