The Romanian Constitutional Court on Monday declared controversial criminal code reforms passed by government decree unconstitutional, saying the changes did not respect previous rulings issued by the court.
The amendments backed by the Social Democratic Party-led government included reducing jail terms and the statute of limitations for some corruption-related crimes.
President Klaus Iohannis says the decision of the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) regarding the Criminal Codes "sanctions, for the second time, the legislative demarche of the PSD [Social Democratic Party] - ALDE [Alliance of Liberals and Democrats] coalition" and that the modifications brought to criminal legislation are "harmful and contrary" to the Constitution, for which reason Parlia
Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă on Saturday night wrote on her Facebook page that albeit her appeal to the political class to not try to confiscate the Caracal tragedy and turn it into an attack topic, "this appeal to respect, maturity and compassion was not honoured".
Four years has been far too long without the liberals in the Bundestag. Nevertheless, it proved enough time for the Free Democratic Party (FDP) to restart the party, renew its social contract and allow new, dynamic members to emerge and convey the liberal message across Germany and the whole of Europe. One exemplary case is Grigorios Aggelidis, a member of the Bundestag from Hannover.