The Legal Committee of the Parliament rejected on Tuesday the request submitted by President Klaus Iohannis to re-examine the law initiated by the PSD MP Florin Iordache on the cessation of interdictions for the parliamentarians who are subject to conflict of interest in the period 2007-2013, according news.ro.
According to Art.25 para.(2) of the Law no.176/2010, the interdiction may consist in the deprivation of the right to exercise a public office or dignity, except for the electoral ones, for 3 years since the release or dismissal from that public office or dignity, or since the cessation de jure of the mandate, or, if the person had an eligible position, the interdiction may consist in losing the right to hold the same position for 3 years since the cessation of the mandate. Also according to the same legal provision, if the person no longer has a public office or dignity at the time when the conflict of interest is acknowledged, the 3-year interdiction operates according to the law, since the date when the evaluation report becomes final, respectively since the date when the court decision confirming the existence of a conflict of interest becomes final and irrevocable.
In mid-March, President Klaus Iohannis sent the law to the Parliament in order to be re-examined, stating that by adopting this law, the compliance with the commitments made by Romania as an EU member is under question.
The head of state stressed that the Constitutional Court mentioned that it doesn’t have the power to analyze the fair or unfair / appropriate or inappropriate nature of the legislative intervention, since this a matter of opportunneness of the measure and is an issue to be exclusively appreciated by the Parliament (the Decision no.52/2018, published in the Official Journal of Romania, Part I, since March 7, 2018).