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The Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu ordered the withdrawal of the observations sent to the European Court of Human Rights by the former ECHR Government Agent, Viorel Mocanu, in the Dragnea versus Romania case and in the cases related to it.

The decision was made based on the argument of the Government Agent Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as the respective observations were made with the non-observance of the working procedures of the specialized directorate mentioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, being formulated to the detriment of the interests of the Romanian state and disregarding the views transmitted by the national authorities with competence in the field of reference.

At the same time, the Court was requested to allow the transmission of new observations in these cases, observations that reflect the legal provisions and the national practice in this matter.