RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol 2, No. 38, 25 February 1998
ROMANIAN SUPREME COURT RULES AGAINST GOVERNMENT. The Supreme Court on 24
February ruled that amending the education law and the law on public
administration by government regulation is unconstitutional, Romanian radio
reported. The ruling followed an appeal by the Party of Romanian National
Unity, which pointed out that both laws are so-called "organic laws" and
therefore cannot be changed by government regulation. That category of
legislation requires the approval of an absolute majority of all deputies
and senators in order to be passed or changed. The court ruling may trigger
a new government crisis, since the Hungarian Democratic Federation of
Romania has made its participation in the coalition conditional on amending
the education and public administration laws. MS
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