Posturi din ultimele 7 zile în Administrația Românească

posturi.gov.ro cuprinde posturile vacante de funcționar public din administrația centrală și locală.
Inițiativa reprezintă continuarea proiectului PublicJob.ro, coordonat de drd. Cristian Botan — consilier în cadrul Cancelariei Prim-ministrului României.
Posturi.Gov.Ro

22 Ianuarie 2017, Sursa : posturi.gov.ro, Autor : Cristian Botan

Alba

 

Continue reading

IMPARȚIALITATE·INTEGRITATE·EFICIENȚĂ

18 ianuarie 2017
Nr. 36/VIII/3

 

COMUNICAT DIRECȚIA NAȚIONALĂ ANTICORUPȚIE

Cu referire la proiectele de modificare și completare a Codului penal și a Codului de procedură penală, precum și pentru grațierea unor pedepse, prin intermediul a două ordonanțe de urgență ale Guvernului, Direcția Națională Anticorupție consideră că modificarea cadrului legislativ în regim de urgență și în lipsa unor analize obiective care să ateste o nevoie socială imperioasă este nejustificată.
Legislația penală trebuie să realizeze un echilibru între nevoia societății de a trage la răspundere toate persoanele care au săvârșit infracțiuni și drepturile fundamentale ale persoanelor cercetate ori aflate în executarea pedepselor aplicate , însă modificările propuse ar altera acest echilibru.

La o primă analiză a proiectelor amintite, facem următoarele precizări:

MODIFICĂRI COD PENAL ȘI COD PROCEDURĂ PENALĂ

1. În ceea ce privește infracțiunea de abuz în serviciu:
– Se dezincriminează faptele de abuz în serviciu care provoacă o pagubă mai mică de 200.000 lei. Limita de 200.000 lei nu are nicio legătura cu decizia Curții Constituționale a României în ceea ce privește această infracțiune, cu toate că, în nota de fundamentare se invocă acest aspect. Această limită este stabilită în mod arbitrar, fără a fi justificată în vreun fel, existând posibilitatea să fie favorizate anumite persoane determinate.
De asemenea, prin fracționarea unor achiziții publice în mai multe contracte cu valoare sub limita de 200.000 lei împiedică tragerea la răspundere penală pentru un eventual abuz în serviciu. Totodată, faptele săvârșite în materia achizițiilor directe, al căror prag este de 30.000 euro, ar rămâne în afara răspunderii penale.
– Limitele de pedeapsă se reduc foarte mult: de la 2-7 ani la 6 luni – 3 ani, fără a se preciza care este justificarea acestor modificări.
Pedeapsa scade nejustificat de mult, scăzând în consecință și termenul de prescripție la 5 ani.
– Sintagma „îndeplinește un act contrar legii” nu clarifică în niciun fel problemele apărute după decizia Curții Constituționale a României nr.405/2016, și va ridica aceleași probleme de interpretare ca și până acum.
Se dezincriminează faptele care cauzează o vătămare intereselor legale ale unei persoane, dacă nu se produce o pagubă materială, fiind plasate astfel în afara ilicitului penal numeroase fapte periculoase.
Spre exemplu, se dezincriminează în parte faptele ce constituie obiectul dosarului care vizează nepunerea în funcțiune a barocamerei de la unitatea de arși a unui spital și în care s-a produs vătămarea intereselor legale ale unor persoane prin imposibilitatea tratării victimelor dezastrului de la „Colectiv”.
– Sintagma „în exercitarea atribuțiilor de serviciu” e înlocuită cu „în exercitarea serviciului”. Această modificare poate constitui o problema deoarece se poate interpreta că vizează doar fapte săvârșite în timpul programului de lucru.
– Plângerea prealabilă a persoanei vătămate, ca modalitate de declanșare a procesului penal, este total nepotrivită; în felul acesta, multe situații care ar trebui investigate ar putea rămâne în afara controlului justiției. Dacă autorul faptei este însuși conducătorul instituției, ar trebui sa formuleze plângere împotriva propriei persoane. În plus, se deschide posibilitatea retragerii plângerii prealabile, cu consecințele de rigoare.
Plângerea prealabilă poate fi introdusă doar în termen de trei luni de când partea vătămată a cunoscut existența faptei – spre exemplu, controalele Curții de Conturi care vizează activitatea unei instituții din anul anterior nu mai pot determina formularea unei plângeri prealabile.
Aceste prevederi intră în sfera legii penale mai favorabile și se aplică inclusiv cauzelor în curs, astfel încât toate dosarele aflate pe rolul instanțelor având ca obiect infracțiuni de abuz în serviciu vor fi condiționate de formularea plângerii prealabile de către persoana vătămată. Dacă o asemenea instituție va refuza formularea plângerii, se va dispune încetarea procesului penal.

2. În ceea ce privește infracțiunea de conflict de interese:
– Proiectul nu lămurește sintagma „raporturi comerciale”, cum a decis Curtea Constituțională, ci elimină cu totul societățile comerciale din textul de lege. Consecința este aceea că, un funcționar va putea acorda nestingherit foloase societăților comerciale față de care acesta are sau a avut un interes.
Mai mult, Curtea Constituțională remarcase doar lipsa de previzibilitate a dispozițiilor legale și nicidecum faptul că nu s-ar justifica incriminarea acestor categorii de fapte.

3. În ceea ce privește modificările cu privire la instituția „denunțătorului”:
– modificările propuse vor îngreuna extrem de mult descoperirea faptelor de corupție săvârșite anterior lunii iulie a anului 2016, ceea ce echivalează cu o dezincriminare de facto a acestor fapte;
– În nota de fundamentare și în expunerea de motive nu e indicat nici un argument care să justifice o asemenea modificare.
– În legislația română, cauza de nepedepsire a denunțătorului pentru infracțiunile de corupție e o instituție tradițională, în vigoare în mod neîntrerupt din 1936. Întrebarea firească este: ce s-a schimbat între timp? De ce vrea Statul român sa renunțe la un instrument care s-a dovedit eficient?
În foarte puține cauze, denunțătorii anunță organele de urmărire penală imediat după consumarea infracțiunii, deoarece la acel moment sunt mulțumiți de folosul primit în schimb.
Din practică, s-a constatat că, denunțurile se înregistrează când apar neînțelegeri între participanții la infracțiune sau când aceștia doresc să profite de cauze de reducere a pedepselor. Nu se explică rațiunea pentru care se dorește protejarea celor care au luat mită si garantarea faptului că, după trecerea a 6 luni nu mai pot fi trași la răspundere.

PROIECT GRAȚIEREA UNOR PEDEPSE

1. Remarcăm faptul că, între infracțiunile grațiate se regăsesc abuzul în serviciu (sub toate formele sale) și infracțiunile asimilate infracțiunilor de corupție.
2. În cazul evaziunii fiscale, sunt excluse de la grațiere doar cele mai simple forme de evaziune. Cele cu adevărat grave (art. 9 din L. 241/2005) sunt grațiate în totalitate, ceea ce va avea un efect negativ pentru investigarea faptelor de corupție, pentru că multe persoane cercetate pentru infracțiuni de evaziune fiscală recunosc că banii erau, de fapt, pentru o mită. Dacă aceste persoane știu că nu vor mai fi trase la răspundere pentru evaziune fiscală, nu au nici un motiv să denunțe mita.
3. Toate persoanele condamnate care au peste 60 de ani sau un copil mai mic de 5 ani în întreținere vor fi grațiate pentru jumătate de pedeapsă, indiferent de gravitatea faptei săvârșite (lista infracțiunilor excluse de la grațiere privește doar grațierea totală, nu și grațierea a jumătate din pedeapsă).

BIROUL DE INFORMARE ȘI RELAȚII PUBLICE

Socially responsible procurement of health commodities

This gallery contains 1 photo.

UN, international health and development agencies to promote environmentally and socially responsible procurement of health commodities

Source : WHO, http://www.who.int/

WHO today joined other international agencies in signing a Statement of Intent to align and “green” procurement of health commodities, in an effort to protect the environment and contribute to sustainable development.

“We need to make sure that when international organizations procure health commodities, we promote responsible consumption and production patterns and support the Sustainable Development Goals,” says WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan in signing the joint statement at WHO Headquarters in Geneva.

WHO and its sister UN agencies collectively procure an estimated $3 billion in health commodities each year. UN agencies procure significant amounts of generic anti-retroviral therapies (ARTs), anti-Malaria drugs and insecticide-impregnated bed nets, anti-TB medicines and condoms as well as certain vaccines. Additional health commodities procured include medical and laboratory equipment and consumables.

The new agreement sends an important message to suppliers and manufacturers of health commodities that purchasers will increasingly be looking for environmentally and socially sourced health commodities, particularly those within the international health development sector.

WHO and the other signatories have agreed to reflect this common commitment to advancing environmental and socially responsible procurement as part of their standard engagement with suppliers and manufactures. They will also include it in their institutional strategies and policies.

Global Fund Executive-Director Dr Mark Dybul, Ms Aurélia Nguyen, Director of Policy and Market Shaping at GAVI, Mr Jan Dusik, Head of UN Environment in Europe, Ms Maria Luisa Silva, Director of the UNDP office in Geneva, and Ms Marilena Viviani, Director of UNICEF’s Geneva Liaison Office, were also present at the signing ceremony today at WHO Headquarters. Other signatory organizations are UNITAID, UNFPA and UNOPS.

For more information please contact:

Gregory Hartl
Telephone: +41 22 791 4458
Mobile: +41 79 203 6715
Email: hartlg@who.int

Sustainable transport – Public Consultations – Public Procurement-related instrument

Revision of the Clean Vehicles Directive

Source : European Commission, https://ec.europa.eu

Consultation period: 19/12/2016 – 24/03/2017

Revision of Directive 2009/33/EC on the promotion of clean and energy-efficient road vehicles (Clean Vehicles Directive)

 

Online questionnaire

 

Directive 2009/33/EC on the promotion of clean and energy-efficient road vehicles, is a public procurement-related instrument, which is more commonly known as “the Clean Vehicles Directive”.  It requires public bodies to consider certain energy and environmental impacts when purchasing road vehicles. The Commission is currently carrying out an Impact Assessment of options for a possible revision of the Directive to better support achieving EU policy objectives on climate change and air pollution and to stimulate the market for clean vehicles and increase competitiveness. As part of the Impact Assessment process, the Commission is carrying out this public consultation.

Consultation period

This consultation will last for 13 weeks. Questionnaires should be returned by 24 March 2017 at the very latest.

Target group

All citizens and organisations are welcome to participate in this consultation.

The consultation can be of particular interest to local, regional and national public authorities and public contracting entities that procure road transport vehicles and contracts involving such vehicles.

Structure of the questionnaire

The questionnaire contains the following sections:

  • Section A: Information about the respondent
  • Section B: Main problem to address
  • Section C: Policy measures
  • Section D: Impacts
  • Section E: Relevance of other action at EU level

Section A is obligatory for all respondents, collecting information about the respondent and asking for the right to publish the information.

Section B is designed to gather input from a broad public audience on the main problem to address through a revision of the Clean Vehicles Directive.

Section C is intended to gather more detailed input on the scope of the initiative and potential policy measures. Questions are technical in nature and the consultation seeks primarily the input from key professional stakeholders.

Section D is intended to gather more detailed input on potential impacts of possible policy measures under a revision of the Clean Vehicles Directive. The consultation seeks primarily the input from key professional stakeholders.

Section E is designed to gather input from key stakeholders and the broader public whether the objectives of the revision of the Clean Vehicles Directive could be better achieved through other action at EU level.

Using the questionnaire

  • Contributions may be submitted in any EU language. The questionnaire will soon be available in French, Italian, German and Polish.
  • You can skip questions that you do not feel comfortable responding to. However, replies to questions marked with an asterisk are compulsory. You can also pause at any time and continue later. Once you have submitted your answers, you will be able to download a copy of your completed questionnaire

Context and objective of the consultation

According to the Commission’s Communication “A European Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility” , by mid-century, greenhouse gas emissions from transport will need to be at least 60 % lower than in 1990 and be firmly on the path towards zero in order to meet the EU’s overall climate goals. Emissions of air pollutants from transport need to be drastically reduced without delay.

Faster deployment of clean vehicles is an important lever. Public procurement can be relevant in this context. It is also an important driver of economic growth, jobs and competitiveness. Currently, all purchases of services, works and supplies by public authorities in the EU account for 14% of GDP. To create a level playing field for all businesses, EU law sets out minimum harmonised public procurement rules . These rules organise the way public authorities and certain public utility operators purchase goods, works and services.

In the case of transport, Directive 2009/33/EC  on the promotion of clean and energy-efficient vehicles (commonly known as “the Clean Vehicles Directive”) requires public bodies to take account of lifetime energy and environmental impacts when purchasing road transport vehicles. These provisions have been set to particularly address the persistent problems of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from road transport, but also to stimulate the market for clean vehicles and support competitiveness.

Taking account of impacts can be done in two ways:

  • through setting technical specifications for energy and environmental performance in the documentation for the purchase of the road vehicles on each of the impacts or
  • by including energy and environmental impacts in the actual purchasing decision through using these impacts as award criteria in cases where a procurement procedure is applied. In case where impacts are monetised for inclusion in the purchasing decision, the Directive prescribes a specific methodology to be used for the calculation of operational lifetime costs.

In December 2015, the European Commission published an ex-post evaluation of the Clean Vehicles Directive. It concluded that the Directive continued to be relevant but would need adjustment to be more effective. In particular, the evaluation found that objectives were not met, namely that the Directive has little impact on stimulating market uptake of clean vehicles and hence has a very limited impact on reducing the greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants emitted from publicly procured vehicles.

Clean vehicles, meaning vehicles with low- or zero-emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases, have increasingly become available on the market. Yet decisions to procure them are constrained by their cost.

When deciding to publicly procure a vehicle, full operational life-time costs and benefits are often not duly considered, also owing to information bias. The focus is on initial purchase price. While low- and particularly zero-emission vehicles currently have a higher initial purchase price, they also generally have considerably lower costs of fuel and maintenance over the lifecycle of their operation and yield other benefits such as reduced impacts on public health. Purchase cost, fuel and maintenance costs are, however, often separated in budgets. Consequently, the potential of public procurement to stimulate the market is insufficiently utilised. The evaluation of the Clean Vehicles Directive detected specific problems in the provisions of the Directive that contribute to this problem:

  • limitations in the scope of the Directive
  • limitations in the provisions for purchasing clean vehicles
  • deficits in the current methodology for calculating operational lifetime cost
  • a great variety of national transpositions, resulting in a fragmentation of procurement rules and difficulties for monitoring

The key recommendation of the evaluation was to retain the Directive, but to revise it. As part of the 2017 Work Programme of the European Commission, a proposal for the revision of the Directive including an Impact Assessment has been announced for the 4th quarter 2017.

With this public consultation, the European Commission is inviting all stakeholders and the general public to express their opinion on:

  • the appropriateness of the current Directive provisions relative to the objective of stimulating the deployment of clean vehicles in the EU through public procurement;
  • the problems identified and the preliminary opportunities for policy responses to these problems, as identified by the Commission in the evaluation of the Directive and the preparatory Impact Assessment work for a potential revision of the Directive.

Furthermore, participants to the consultation and particularly stakeholders affected by the provisions of the Directive are invited to share data and factual information on specific aspects of the legislation. Stakeholders with specialist knowledge or direct professional links to the topic are invited, in the framework of this public consultation, to upload relevant expertise material or send them by e-mail: MOVE-B4-CVD@ec.europa.eu. All such contributions will be analysed, reported on and considered in the impact assessment.

More information on the ex-post evaluation of Directive 2009/33/EC and the preliminary ideas for a possible revision can be found in the following documents

Transparency and confidentiality

Please note that contributions received from this survey, together with the identity of the contributor, will be published on the European Commission’s website, unless the contributor objects to publication of the personal information. In this case, the contribution will be published in anonymous form.

Follow the explanations about the protection of personal data.

The policy on “protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions” is based on Regulation (EC) N° 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000.

Important notice

As part of the European Transparency Initiative, organisations are invited to use the Register of interest representatives to provide the European Commission and the public at large with information about their objectives, funding and structures.

If you are not registered yet in this register, please visit: http://ec.europa.eu/transparencyregister/

Disclaimer

Please note that this document has been drafted for information and consultation purposes only. It has not been adopted or in any way approved by the European Commission and should not be regarded as representative of the views of Commission staff. It does not in any way prejudge, or constitute the announcement of, any position on the part of the Commission on the issues covered. The European Commission does not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided, nor does it accept responsibility for any use made thereof.

Cine este Laurenţiu Berega ? Final

Antonio Tajani elected new President of the European Parliament

PLENARY SESSION Press release – Institutions17-01-2017 – 21:30

 

Antonio Tajani (EPP, IT) won Parliament’s presidential election with 351 votes in a final face-off with Gianni Pittella (S&D, IT), who secured 282 votes.
Outcome of the fourth ballot

 

  1. Antonio Tajani (EPP, IT) 351
  2. Gianni Pittella (S&D, IT) 282

 

Valid votes cast: 633

Abstentions: 80

Total votes cast: 713
No candidate won the required absolute majority of valid votes cast in the first three rounds of voting in Parliament’s presidential election on Tuesday.

 

Outcome of the third ballot

 

  1. Antonio Tajani (EPP, IT) 291 (+4)
  2. Gianni Pittella (S&D, IT) 199 (-1)
  3. Helga Stevens (ECR, BE) 58 (-8)
  4. Jean Lambert (Greens/EFA, UK) 53 (+2)
  5. Eleonora Forenza (GUE/NGL, IT) 45 (+3)
  6. Laurentiu Rebega (ENF, RO) 44 (-1)

 

Valid votes cast in the second ballot: 690

Absolute majority: 346

Total votes cast: 719
Outcome of the second ballot

 

  1. Antonio Tajani (EPP, IT) 287 (+13)
  2. Gianni Pittella (S&D, IT) 200 (+ 17)
  3. Helga Stevens (ECR, BE) 66 (-11)
  4. Jean Lambert (Greens/EFA, UK) 51 (-5)
  5. Laurentiu Rebega (ENF, RO) 45 (+2)
  6. Eleonora Forenza (GUE/NGL, IT) 42 (-8)

 

Valid votes cast in the second ballot: 691

Total votes cast: 725
Outcome of the first ballot

  1. Antonio Tajani (EPP, IT) 274
  2. Gianni Pittella (S&D, IT) 183
  3. Helga Stevens (ECR, BE) 77
  4. Jean Lambert (Greens/EFA, UK) 56
  5. Eleonora Forenza (GUE/NGL) 50
  6. Laurentiu Rebega (ENF, RO) 43

Valid votes cast in the first ballot: 683

Total votes cast: 718

Candidates’ presentations before the vote
The election of a new European Parliament President began with three-minute speeches by the six candidates, outlining their ideas on how to lead the chamber over the next two and half years. Guy Verhofstadt (ALDE) withdrew his candidature before the vote. MEPs then proceeded to cast their votes in the first round.

To view the video, click on the candidate’s name.
Laurentiu Rebega (ENF, RO)

Jean Lambert (Greens/EFA, UK)

Eleonora Forenza (GUE/NLG, IT)

Helga Stevens (ECR, BE)

Gianni Pittella (S&D, IT)

Antonio Tajani  (EPP, IT)
Parliament’s Vice-Presidents and Quaestors will be elected on Wednesday.
Watch the election via EP Live

Follow @EuroParlPress #EPresident for updates

REF. : 20170113IPR58026

Updated: (17-01-2017 – 22:03)

 

Cine este Laurenţiu Berega ? Update

Parliament’s presidential election: Tajani, Pittella and Stevens lead after first ballot

PLENARY SESSION Press release – Institutions17-01-2017 – 11:40

 

No candidate won the required absolute majority of valid votes cast (342) in the first round of voting in Parliament’s presidential election on Tuesday morning. Of the six candidates, Antonio Tajani (EPP, IT) did best, with 274 votes, ahead of Gianni Pittella (S&D, IT) and Helga Stevens (ECR, BE).
Outcome of the first ballot

  1. Antonio Tajani (EPP, IT) 274
  2. Gianni Pittella (S&D, IT) 183
  3. Helga Stevens (ECR, BE) 77
  4. Jean Lambert (Greens/EFA, UK) 56
  5. Eleonora Forenza (GUE/NGL) 50
  6. Laurentiu Rebega (ENF, RO) 43

Short presentation by Laurențiu REBEGA (ENF, RO). EP Plenary session: Election of the President of Parliament

 

Valid votes cast in the first ballot: 683

Total votes cast: 718

The ballot is secret and may last up to four rounds. Candidates may withdraw and new ones may enter the contest before the second and third ballot. The second ballot will start at 13.00.
If no candidate wins an absolute majority of valid votes cast in the first three ballots, the two best-scoring candidates in the third round will go through to a fourth round, in which the President will be elected by a simple majority.
Candidates’ presentations before the vote
The election of a new European Parliament President began with three-minute speeches by the six candidates, outlining their ideas on how to lead the chamber over the next two and half years. Guy Verhofstadt (ALDE) withdrew his candidature before the vote. MEPs then proceeded to cast their votes in the first round.

To view the video, click on the candidate’s name.
Laurentiu Rebega (ENF, RO)

Jean Lambert (Greens/EFA, UK)

Eleonora Forenza (GUE/NLG, IT)

Helga Stevens (ECR, BE)

Gianni Pittella (S&D, IT)

Antonio Tajani  (EPP, IT)
Parliament’s Vice-Presidents and Quaestors will be elected on Wednesday.
Watch the election via EP Live

Follow @EuroParlPress #EPresident for updates

REF. : 20170113IPR58026

Updated: (17-01-2017 – 13:05

Cine este Laurențiu Berega ?

This gallery contains 4 photos.

16.01.2017, Sursa :  Youth Parlamentor, http://www.parlamentor.ro/
Actualizare 17.01.2017, Sursa : Parlamentul European, http://www.europarl.europa.eu/

Parlamentul European se va confrunta, marți, cu o alegere furtunoasă pentru un nou președinte, mai ales după ce coaliția partidelor pro-UE a căzut odată ce blocul comunitar a fost afectat de o criză populism eurosceptic, scrie EurActiv.com.

Există cel puțin șapte candidați pentru președinția Parlamentului European, principalii fiind doi italieni și un belgian care caută să-l înlocuiască pe socialistul german Martin Schulz, care a demisionat pentru a se întoarce în politica din propria țară.

Votul secret de marți a celor 751 deputați din Parlament, va fi, cel mai probabil, câștigat de unul dintre politicienii italiani, Antonio Tajani, un fost purtător de cuvânt fostului premier italian Silvio Berlusconi.

Candidații pentru primul tur de scrutin : Antonio Tajani (PPE, IT), Gianni Pittella (S&D IT), Helga Stevens (CRE, BE), Guy Verhofstadt (ALDE, BE), Eleonora Forenza (GUE/NGL, IT), Jean Lambert (Verzi/ALE, UK) și Laurențiu Rebega (ENF, RO)

Continue reading

New amendments to Romanian construction and urban planning laws

New regulations aim to discipline the construction sector and reduce bureaucracy

2017, 16 January, Source : C/M/S Law – Now, Lexology, Author : Roxana Fratila, Roxana Dudau and Alexandru Dan, http://www.cms-lawnow.com/, http://www.lexology.com/

 

In an effort to reduce the bureaucracy of the construction permitting process and support both investors and local authorities, the Romanian parliament enacted Law no. 197/2016, which came into effect on 4 November 2016 and the government issued Government Emergency Ordinance no. 100/2016, which came into effect on 27 December 2016.

A number of useful amendments from these new regulations are expected to overcome the delays and hindrances that have plagued the construction permitting process in Romania. The most notable changes include:

• In urgent cases, upon justified request, construction permits can be issued within 15 days, instead of the usual 30 day term.

• Before the completion of construction works, investors can now request a certificate attesting the stage of execution and current legal status of the construction. The certificate can be used to register the construction with the Land Registry, thus correcting a major shortcoming of the previous provisions which did not allow for the registration of unfinished constructions. This change will make it easier for investors to sell a partially constructed building.

• Zoning plans (PUZ) aimed to change the urbanism regime for only one land plot located within city borders will be allowed if the land plot is surrounded by at least three public roads or other natural environment elements. This is intended to restrain the attempts to pass PUZs for individual small plots and rather allow it only if documented for larger areas.

• Approval of PUZs for land outside of city borders has been limited to parcels of at least 5,000 sq. m. which are already adjacent to land within city borders.

• Fines for violations of the construction permitting law were significantly increased.

• Public authorities have until December 2019to procure the necessary capabilities for receiving documentation for the issuance of planning certificates and building permits online.

• To fight corruption, guidelines for planning and land-use planning policies must be made public knowledge.

• To accelerate investment, the concept of “tacit consent” has been eliminated. Now, if the issuers of building permits and underlying endorsements do not respond by the legal deadlines, the State Inspectorate in Construction has the authority to fine them. Furthermore, construction permits will now be valid for up to 24 months, instead of 12 months.

• The State Inspectorate in Construction now has the capacity to pursue proceedings against illegal planning or construction permits in court. Previously, only the prefect had such authority, which led to abuses. Moreover, the Inspectorate is obliged to stop the execution of construction work that does not meet legal requirements.

The improvements are part of a broader legislative package launched in 2016, which aims to increase the quality of the construction market in Romania. We expect further changes, at least to Government Emergency Ordinance no. 100/2016 upon its approval by the recently elected parliament.

For more information on the new amendments, please contact Roxana Fratila.

KEY CONTACTS
Roxana Fratila

Roxana Fratila

Bucharest

Managing Associate, Head of Real Estate and Construction in Romania

+40 21 407 3 839

roxana.fratila@cms-cmck.com

New important amendments to Romanian construction and urban planning laws

Roxana Dudau Alexandru Dan
Although Law No. 50/1991 on the authorisation of construction works (“Construction Law”) and Law No. 350/2001 on Territorial and Urban Planning (“Urban Planning Law”) recently underwent significant amendments in November 2016 due to the enactment of Law No. 197/2016, they have once more been substantially amended by Government Emergency Ordinance No. 100/2016 (“GEO 100”), which was published and entered into force on 27 December 2016.

Please allow us to briefly point out the most important amendments introduced by GEO 100 in the Romanian Construction Law and Romanian Urban Planning Law:

  • Initiating an urban zone plan (Plan Urbanistic Zonal or “PUZ”) for an investment project located within the city limits of a specific locality (either on an individual plot of land or on several plots) will be allowed only if the area to be regulated by the PUZ is “defined/bordered by at least three public roads or by limits imposed by natural elements stable in time”. Consequently, should the land affected by the investment project not be delimited in the manner described above, a PUZ for that particular project taken separately cannot be initiated (i.e. drafted and enacted); instead, the neighbouring land plots have to be included in the PUZ-regulated area for the delimitation requirement to be fulfilled. This procedure will also require the consent of the owners of the additional plots of land included in the PUZ-regulated area. Therefore, in view of the new regulation, drafting and enacting such urban planning documentation might prove to be more difficult in the future;
  • Introducing real estate from the outside the city limits area (extravilan) into the area within the city limits (intravilan) by drafting and enacting a PUZ is allowed only if the relevant land area cumulatively meets the following conditions: (i) the land has a minimum area of 5,000m2 and (ii) is adjacent to an area already situated within the city limits area of that locality. As an exception, the creation of isolated intramural areas is allowed only if the access and utility infrastructure required for the investment project already exists or if the PUZ provides that the required infrastructure must be built at the same time as the investment project;
  • Obtaining a new town planning certificate once a PUZ has been approved is a mandatory requirement for issuing the future building permit. In the case of a detailed urban plan (“PUD”), the same town planning certificate used for initiating the PUD can also be used for requesting the building permit;
  • The “opportunity endorsement” necessary for drafting and enacting a PUZ has been renamed as “initiation endorsement”, although the general regulatory framework of this deed remains largely unchanged;
  • The urban planning documentation will now have to be published on the websites of the mayor’s offices and the local/county councils and in the National Territorial Observer, with anyone being allowed to request copies of these. Furthermore, public authorities have the various obligations to provide information and to send documents (urban planning documentation, building permits, town planning certificates, acceptance reports upon completion of construction works, etc.) to each other. Moreover, GEO 100 provides for the creation of a national construction registry which is to document all the construction projects for which the start of construction works is communicated to the Construction Supervision Authority (ISC);
  • In order to increase the transparency of the decision-making process and fight corruption, when voting on urban planning documents the local/county councillors will have to document their option (“for”, “against”, “abstention”) as well as the reasons for it in writing; these documents will also have to be attached to the minutes of the meeting during which the urban planning documentation was voted on;
  • The procedure of tacit approval in the case of endorsements necessary for issuing of building permits has been eliminated. At the same time, GEO 100 provides the possibility to create a “one-stop-shop” committee to which only one copy of the documentation necessary for obtaining the building permit is to be submitted. All notices, approvals and endorsements requested by the town planning certificate (except for the environmental permit) will then be issued based on this single set of documentation;
  • By abrogating the provision by which a permit from the Environmental Protection Authority was not necessary when obtaining a demolition permit, from now on such prior approval will once again be necessary for demolition permits as well;
  • Both the Construction Law and the Urban Planning Law contain new regulations increasing liability in the event of failure to observe their provisions, especially an increased number of regulatory offences and higher fines where regulatory offences are committed. The statute of limitation applicable to these sanctions has been extended from three years to five years from the date when the offence is committed, and the ascertaining of irregularities by the Construction Supervision Authority will lead to the mandatory suspension of the construction works(suspension being an optional measure up to now). Furthermore, it is now expressly stipulated that the Construction Supervision Authority can request the cancellation of building permits in court;
  • The validity period for building permits (i.e. the deadline by which the beneficiary has to start the construction works) can be fixed up to 24 months. Furthermore, it has been clarified that the validity period for urban planning documents is extended until the investment project has been completed, provided that the town planning certificate for the building permit is obtained within the validity period of the relevant urban planning documents. The urban planning documents for which no validity period was expressly stipulated will be valid until approval of new urban planning documentation, replacing or amending the previous documentation as appropriate;
  • Public authorities are obliged to take measures to facilitate the electronic receipt of the documents involved in the permission procedure within the next three years;
  • The standards for implementing the Construction Law and the Urban Planning Law are to be updated in the near future; thus, further amendments to the legal regulations in the fields of construction and urban planning are expected to follow.

To sum up, the Construction Law and Urban Planning Law have been significantly amended. General trends towards making the planning permission procedure for construction work stricter in Romania are visible, as well as a greater concern of the legislator to adopt measures to eliminate bureaucracy, increase transparency and step up the fight against corruption.

We would like to stress that the individual amendments indicated above are presented merely as examples. A thorough study of the newly introduced legal amendments is highly recommended in order to determine what impact these amendments will have on each specific real estate development project. Although the amendments introduced by GEO 100 do clarify certain aspects which have proved to be unclear in the past, they are neither entirely clear, nor complete. Therefore, specialised technical and legal advice may prove necessary in the current legal context in order for an investment project to be smoothly implemented.

Posturi din ultimele 7 zile în Administrația Românească

posturi.gov.ro cuprinde posturile vacante de funcționar public din administrația centrală și locală.
Inițiativa reprezintă continuarea proiectului PublicJob.ro, coordonat de drd. Cristian Botan — consilier în cadrul Cancelariei Prim-ministrului României.
Posturi.Gov.Ro

15 Ianuarie 2017, Sursa : posturi.gov.ro, Autor : Cristian Botan

 

Alba

 

Continue reading

BENCHMARKING PUBLIC PROCUREMENT – 2017

This gallery contains 1 photo.

 

World Bank report – Benchmarking Public Procurement

BPP2017-home

2017, January 13, Source : The World Bank, http://bpp.worldbank.org/

 

ASSESSING PUBLIC PROCUREMENT REGULATORY SYSTEMS IN 180 ECONOMIES

The World Bank Group has published its Benchmarking Public Procurement 2017 report. This is reportedly the first of its kind to provide a detailed scorecard of public procurement laws and regulations in 180 countries across seven regions: East Asia and Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, OECD high-income, South Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. It gives cross-country analysis on issues affecting how the private sector does business with government. It is downloadable here.

Romanian National Union for Experts in Public Procurement Professionals (Sindicatul Național al Specialiștilor Experți în Achiziții Publice S.E.A.P.) was one of the Contributors to the latest edition of the World Bank Group’s Benchmarking Public Procurement (BPP) report.

Continue reading

Question Pro

QuestionPro provides unparalleled insights and just launched enterprise features including Communities, Customer ExperienceWorkforce and Mobile.

Facebook

Procurement Paper

Statistici:

Flag Counter

Question Pro

QuestionPro provides unparalleled insights and just launched enterprise features including Communities, Customer ExperienceWorkforce and Mobile.