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Constitutional judges reject two complaints filed by President Iohannis on the same day

The Constitutional Court has rejected two complaints filed by President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday. The first was a constitutional challenge against law 317/2004 related to the organization of the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM), with the CCR arguing the referral deadlines have been exceeded.

The notification has been registered at the constitutional court on May 11, thus exceeding by ten days the deadline from March 30 when the Parliament has sent the law for promulgation.

Therefore, CCR argues the President’s notification does not meet the requirements stipulated by the law.

President Iohannis has notified the Constitutional Court over the entire package of the justice laws, while also notifying the Venice Commission. The head of state argued the three justice laws are not compliant with the European standards, even if they had got back in Parliament to be revised following a previous ruling of the CCR, which confirmed they were not constitutional.

At the same time, also Tuesday, the CCCR has rejected Iohannis’ constitutional exception over the amended law that stipulated the transfer of the Official Gazette from the authority of the Government under the one of the Chamber of Deputies, a complaint that was filed at the end of April.

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