The Judicial Commission in the lower Deputies’ Chamber has issued an approving report on the National Integrity Agency (ANI) Law in an unanimous vote on Tuesday.
The decision was made after four-hour long debates. Commission chairman Democratic Liberal Daniel Buda voiced his opinion that the new ANI Law no longer has any flaws, so that there would be impossible for the Constitutional Court to rule it unconstitutional.
‘I believe that what we did in the Judicial Commission today will resist any attack at the Constitutional Court, since we tried to observe the legal technique norms as well as to respect the right to a private life. I firmly believe that the document that resulted here, today will resist before the Constitutional Court’, Buda stressed.
He announced that the commission reintroduced the inquiry commissions attached to the Courts of Appeal, that had been removed by the Senate from the draft law. They deputies also introduced a single form of the asset declaration.
The new form has the identification data concealed, Buda said, adding it includes ‘ absolutely everything’, ranging from the dignitary’s jewellery to accounts and houses.
The legal commission has removed from the act those aspects likely to break the legal technique norms, the Democratic Liberal deputy said. ‘The exact address of the buildings will no longer be written in the new form, but all the other elements I have cited before will be put on the asset declaration. There will also be declared the contracts to be conducted by the dignitaries with the state.
We have also introduced the credit cards, since from our discussions it resulted that they fall into the bank loans category. We have also expanded the range of persons who must file an asset declaration to include the members of the Social and Economic Council and the trade union leaders’, Buda announced.
He voiced belief the draft act would meet the demands of the Constitutional Court and the European Commission’s expectations, ‘so that the danger of blocked European funds should no longer threaten Romania‘.