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Lower Chamber approves draft bill on declassification of documents, which could save Dragnea and Tariceanu from files

The Chamber of Deputies has adopted, on Wednesday, a draft bill regarding the declassification of documents, which could save from files and sentences the ruling coalition leaders, Liviu Dragnea and Calin Popescu Tariceanu.

The bill was adopted with 174 votes for, 92 against and 4 abstentions.

The draft bill aims the declassification of some documents targeting the Supreme Defence Council (CSAT) decision no. 17/2005 regarding the fight against corruption, fraud and money laundering, as well as documents that include classified information on its basis, ziare.com reports.

The Chamber of Deputies is the decision making forum. The bill will reach President Klaus Iohannis, who will decide to promulgate it or to challenge it to the Constitutional Court.

The Save Romania Union (USR) and the National Liberal Party (PNL) have already announced they would challenge the bill to the Constitutional Court.

Based on this law, PSD leader Liviu Dragnea and ALDE leader Calin Popescu Tariceanu (chambers’ speakers) could avoid the files that target them and could ask for compensations.

The draft stipulates that the persons who consider themselves injured in a right or in a legitimate interest by the effects produced by the documents provided in article 1 may, within three years from the entry into force of this law, apply to the competent courts to establish the violations of fundamental rights and freedoms and to receive compensations for the prejudice suffered.

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