Justice Minister Tudorel Toader said on Friday that the bill amending justice legislation is not adopted by the government, because that would mean that the government makes laws.
“The bill is not adopted by the government under a piece of legislation producing legal effects determined by the government, because that would mean the Government would have made laws. The government takes responsibility for the bill and sends it to Parliament. I guess it would be right for you to ask the prime minister whether or not he would have taken responsibility for the bill. I have certainly spoken with him, he knew the main elements of the bill, and knew the need for an opinion from the Venice Commission,” Toader said at the Ministry of Justice, asked by journalists whether or not Prime Minister Mihai Tudose could have pledged responsibility for the government’s bill.
“I can start procedures for drafting a bill”
Toader added that he could start the procedures for drafting a bill, thus responding to President Klaus Iohannis, who claimed on Thursday that the minister had gone to Parliament without the right of legislative initiative.
“Under Law 24, the ministries, just to speak for our case, can start procedures for drafting a bill, which is what happened at the Ministry of Justice with all the procedure you know, local debates and the other things,” Toader said at the Ministry of Justice.