European Integration - Realities and Perspectives. Proceedings 2015
Workplace Offences in the Light of the
New Criminal Code
Abstract: Fro m the perspective of current regulations, workplace offences and also the concept of public
service require shaping of a shared vision, creating effective structures, but also a rational adoption of a
European vision. Also, the personality of a nation is appreciated by the degree of appreciation of its values.
Keywords: indictment; integration; European vision; legal continuity
Entering into force of the New Criminal Code2 has led to the revision of some concepts, among which
were also workplace offences, the content of which has been modified and completed by regulations
provided by special laws. These modifications take over previous approaches; give them weight,
suggesting integration in a context of moral and legal standards, adopting a responsible attitude that
could build a general environment of rule of law and safety.
There should be imposed some uniform regulations in the field, some criteria that should be
implemented by the European Union but without dropping completely legal stand points relevant for
the national mentality.
Workplace offences are found in Chapter II, Title V of the New Criminal Code. New offences were
introduced aiming to bring solutions to issues of legal practice that is influenced by practice in the
states with coherent legislation, shaping a new legal vision in this sense.
2. Workplace Offences in the New Criminal Code
Embezzlement provided by art. 295, refers to “acquiring, using or trafficking by a public servant in his
interest or for another person, managed or administered money, securities or other assets”. The
offence is punished with imprisonment from 2 to 7 months and withdrawal of the right to hold public
office, and item (2) provides that attempt is punished.
1 PhD Student, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania, Address: 11 Carol I Blvd., Ias i 700506, Romania, Tel.:+4
0721 100 900, fax: +4 0232 213 900, Corresponding author: email@example.com
2Law no. 286/2009, published in the Official Gazette, part I, no. 510/2009, with further changes and adjustments.