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Parliamentary questions
5 July 2012
P-006729/2012
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 117
Elena Băsescu (PPE)

 Subject: Attacks on the Romanian Constitutional Court
 Answer(s) 

On 4 July 2012 the Romanian Government adopted an emergency ordinance amending the Law on the Organisation and Functioning of the Constitutional Court (Law No 47/1992), in so doing curtailing the Court’s remit by depriving it of the power to rule on the constitutionality of decisions taken in Parliament.

This is a serious attack on an institution central to compliance with, and the operation of, the rule of law in Romania.

Bearing in mind that the government decision is contrary to European standards and principles, what steps does the Commission, as the guardian of the Treaties, intend to take with a view to imposing a penalty for the Romanian Government’s failure to observe the rule of law, the separation of powers, and essential democratic principles?

Original language of question: ROOJ C 204 E, 18/07/2013
Last updated: 13 July 2012Legal notice