Finances ministry finally loses case against magistrates
The Romanian Supreme Court also ruled the magistrates won the cases launched by the Public Finances Ministry against the National Institute of Magistracy, the National Court Clerks School and the Upper Council of the Magistrates that were aimed at the same allowance.
The HCCJ rulings are irrevocable and final.
The Public Finances Ministry officials requested the HCCJ on Wednesday to re-judge the lawsuits won by the magistrates at the Bucharest Court of Appeal.
The ministry also called that the cases it had lost against the National Institute of Magistracy, the National Court Clerks School and the Upper Council of the Magistrates on the allowance be re-judged.
The Bucharest Court of Appeal sustained, on July 9, the HCCJ request to cancel the ministry’s memo by which it suspended the payment of the 50 percent stress allowance to the High Court magistrates.
The HCCJ launched a case against the Finances Ministry meant to cancel the memo and to open a credit line for the immediate payment of the court staff’s salary due in June and the 50 percent allowance.
The HCCJ also objected, at the Bucharest Court of Appeal, to the ministry’s memo notifying the magistrates that their salary does not include the 50 percent allowance. The HCCJ argues that the ministry has no right to cancel the payment of the allowance by a memo.