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The Romanian government will inaugurate the country’s first specialised commercial court on 1 October as part of a process to match its legal system with the EU’s.
Romania hopes to become a member state in 2007 and earlier this year passed a law reorganising its judiciary. This provided for the creation of specialised tribunals in family law, labour and social security law, administrative/fiscal law, IP law and commercial law.
The business court will have eight judges, seven clerks and four support staff. A European Commission note stated: “Setting up specialised courts is an important part of the judicial reform in Romania”. It said all the new tribunals should be established by January 2008.