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Andrei Chirileasa
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Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

Romania's Constitutional Court invalidates law that abrogates lawmakers' "special" pensions

Romania's Constitutional Court on May 5 invalidated the draft law for the abrogation of the so-called "special pensions", technically financial rights received by former members of the Parliament.

Some 70 former members of the Parliament objected in ordinary courts against Law 7/2021 that amended Law 96/2006 on the statute of former lawmakers, and in turn, the courts referred the law to the Constitutional Court.

The law invalidated by the CCR was passed under accelerated procedures with 357 votes of the lawmakers (against 30) on February 17, 2021.

The draft law, promoted by the Government, was passed by the Parliament within a single day, and this breached constitutional provisions regarding the procedures, the CCR ruled. Six of the CCR's nine judges supported the final decision to invalidate the draft law, while three voted against, according to sources familiar with the process, G4media.ro reported.

CCR member Daniel Morar announced that he argued for postponing the final decision and left the meeting - which, in his view, invalidates the final decision.

The decision was taken "with a majority of votes", according to the CCR's statement.

andrei@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea)

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Profile picture for user andreich
Andrei Chirileasa
Editor-in-Chief

Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

Romania's Constitutional Court invalidates law that abrogates lawmakers' "special" pensions

Romania's Constitutional Court on May 5 invalidated the draft law for the abrogation of the so-called "special pensions", technically financial rights received by former members of the Parliament.

Some 70 former members of the Parliament objected in ordinary courts against Law 7/2021 that amended Law 96/2006 on the statute of former lawmakers, and in turn, the courts referred the law to the Constitutional Court.

The law invalidated by the CCR was passed under accelerated procedures with 357 votes of the lawmakers (against 30) on February 17, 2021.

The draft law, promoted by the Government, was passed by the Parliament within a single day, and this breached constitutional provisions regarding the procedures, the CCR ruled. Six of the CCR's nine judges supported the final decision to invalidate the draft law, while three voted against, according to sources familiar with the process, G4media.ro reported.

CCR member Daniel Morar announced that he argued for postponing the final decision and left the meeting - which, in his view, invalidates the final decision.

The decision was taken "with a majority of votes", according to the CCR's statement.

andrei@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea)

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