The National Liberal Party (PNL) and and the Save Romania Union (USR) on Tuesday notified the Constitutional Court about the draft regarding the approval of the Government Emergency Ordinance (GEO) No. 90/2018 on the setting up of the Section for the investigation of magistrates, MPs Ioan Cupsa and Stelian Ion announced.
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"PNL (National Liberal Party), together with USR (Save Romania Union) today notified the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) about the unconstitutionality of the law regarding the approval of the Government Emergency Ordinance No. 90/2018. This Emergency Ordinance has to do with the Section for the investigation of crimes of magistrates. We have our reasons for this, which are related to both the manner in which this GEO was adopted, as well as with the exact modality in which the normative texts were formulated in the GEO. As a novelty we asked the CCR to notify the EU Court of Justice with a number of four preliminary questions that, we hope, once sent to the European Court, the European Court will give, as well, its opinion on these questions we will clarify once for all if the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, the reports resulted from the monitoring, control and verification activity are mandatory," said the Liberal Deputy Ioan Cupsa.
The USR Deputy Stelian Ion specified that his party believes the recommendations from the CVM reports are mandatory for Romania.
In his opinion, there are "substantial" reasons why this normative act is unconstitutional.
According to him the USR and PNL will also file a constitutional challenge with the CCR also about the law of approval of GEO 92/2018.