President Klaus Iohannis on Thursday filed a constitutionality challenge with the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) related to the Law on modification of Law no. 161/2003 on measures ensuring transparency in exercising public dignities, public office and in business, preventing and sanctioning corruption.
The Law was provided for promulgation on December 30 being about the modification of Law no. 161/2003, in the sense of removing such incompatibility between offices as deputy, senator, members of the Government, prefect, subprefect, mayor, deputy mayor, general mayor and deputy mayor of the Bucharest municipality, president and deputy president of county councils with the capacity of an individual trader.
“For the manner of its adoption and also for the normative content of this Law on modification of Law no. 161/2003 on measures ensuring transparency in exercising public dignities, public offices and in business, preventing and sanctioning of corruption this law is unconstitutional, as it violates the provisions of article 1 paragraph (3), article 11 paragraph (1), article 65 paragraph (2) j), article 75 paragraph (1) corroborated with article 105 paragraph (2) and article 148 paragraph (4) of the Constitution,” showed the head of the state in his notification to the CCR.
President Iohannis asks Parliament to reexamine law moving Official Journal under subordination of Deputies’ Chamber
President Klaus Iohannis on Thursday sent Parliament for reexamination the Law on modification and completion of the Law no. 202/1998 regarding the organization of the Official Journal of Romania, with the law saying that this public entity will be moved under the authority of the Government, more precisely under the subordination of the Deputies Chamber.
The Law stipulates that the Official Journal is organized as a self-managed state-owned company, legal entity, which carries out an activity of a national public interest and functions based on economic management and financial autonomy.