The emergency ordinance no 14 that repeals the controversial EO 13 intended to amend the criminal codes will be adopted by the Chamber of Deputies next week, while the EO 13 will not be debated anymore, the leader of the Chamber’ legal committee Eugen Nicolicea announced on Wednesday.
The sitting of the legal committee is scheduled on Monday and the plenary sitting on Tuesday.
Nicolicea said that the EO 14 would specify that the EO 13 ends its legal effect for it has been repealed.
The Chamber’s meeting on Wednesday however stirred some controversies, as the preliminary talks took place in the absence of the journalists, as they were invited to leave the room. As usually, the meetings of the parliamentary committees are public.
The committee leader Eugen Nicolicea asked the journalists out so that the deputies could have “technical debates” on the two emergency ordinances. Nicolicea invoked constitutional arguments so that the two ordinances should be debated separately. The deputies of the legal committee want to adopt the EO 14 first, then to decide the procedure for the EO 13.
Minister for the Relation with the Parliament, heard at DNA on EO 13
Gratiela Gavrilescu, minister for the Relation with Parliament, was subpoenaed at the National Anti-corruption Directorate on Wednesday to be heard related to the drafting procedure of the controversial emergency ordinance 13.
Former secretaries of state in the Justice Ministry, Oana Schmidt Haineala and Constatin Sima was also heard on this case last week. Media reports that former minister of Justice Florin Iordache, initiator of the controversial ordinance, is also to be heard in the upcoming days.