About 1000 stock investors have issued a petition accusing Romanian Finance minister Sebastian Vladescu of breaching the Constitution, undermining the national economy, abuse in office and abuse against the interest of people. They said norms supported by Vladescu, to tax Stock Exchange gains significantly, are illegal.

The petition was initiated by the Internet community of Bucharest Stock Exchange investors (www.agf.ro) two days ago.

They warn that unless the measures to tax the gains on the Stock Exchange are removed, they may open criminal procedures against the ministry.