President Iohannis notifies CCR regarding the law by which MPs can act as natural person traders
President Klaus Iohannis has sent to the Constitutional Court (CCR) on Thursday a notification of unconstitutionality about the bill to amend Law no. 161/2003 on certain measures for ensuring transparency in the exercise of public dignities, public offices and in the business environment, for the prevention and sanctioning of corruption.
The law sent for promulgation on December 30 aims to regulate the amending of Law no. 161/2003 in order to eliminate the incompatibility of the positions of deputy, senator, member of the Government, prefect, sub-prefect, mayor, deputy mayor, mayor general and deputy mayor of Bucharest, president and vice-president of the county council with the quality of trader-natural person.
“By the way it was adopted, but also by the normative content, the bill amending Law No. 161/2003 on certain measures for ensuring transparency in the exercise of public dignities, public offices and the business environment, on preventing and sanctioning corruption is unconstitutional because it violates the provisions (of several articles – our notes) of the Constitution,” the head of state wrote in the notification addressed to the Constitutional Court.