Prime Minister Viorica Dancila announced on Monday that the approval of an ordinance amending the Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code in the sense of adopting those articles in the Codes which have been declared constitutional was discussed and decided within the PSD National Executive Committee, according to Agerpres.Asked if there was a discussion about adopting an ordinance to modify the codes, the premier said, "Yes, there was such a discussion within the National Executive Committee. Unanimously it was decided that [in the case of] the articles declared constitutional we should see the opportunity to promulgate them through an emergency ordinance. More details in this regard, because they have a legal nature, will be given by the minister of justice."
The prime minister then explained the motivation for the adoption of an ordinance and not a draft law. "We have seen that many laws have been disputed, sent to the Constitutional Court of Romania, but as far as the application of these laws is concerned, the term was far exceeded. We talked about this opportunity," Dancila said.
The head of the Executive has stated that this is an ordinance regarding the amendment to the Criminal Codes and Criminal Procedure Code.
"I cannot give you more details, because we need to see how we fit into the legal rules to be able to do this. But in the National Executive Committee we decided to have this possibility to issue an emergency ordinance based on what was declared constitutional. We know very well that when CCR [the Constitutional Court of Romania, ed.n.] decides an article, a law as constitutional, it is binding for everyone. So, based on this reasoning, we had this discussion," the prime minister explained.
As for the articles declared unconstitutional, Viorica Dancila said that they "will come back to Parliament".