The meeting took place after several reports in the public sphere drew attention to some serious violations of the principles of the rule of law in the current draft law.

 

During the debate, with the exception of the law initiators and the member of the Democratic-Liberal Party (PDL), all speakers considered that the draft law is at the very least anti-democratic or even Stalinist-inspired”.

 

Beside the general opinions, prompt comments about the Law’s articles were made that consolidated the overall conclusion.

 

At the end of the meeting, participants expressed their intention to make a request to the Ministry of Administration and Interior to extend the period of public consultation and also to organise a public debate on this matter.

 

The debate was initiated by ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency and the Pro Democracy Association.

 

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