Romanian MPs passed the last articles of the 2007 Budget law on Tuesday after a week and a half of seemingly neverending debates on each line of the draft legislation. Starting this afternoon, parliamentarians will debate how much of the future budget each ministry will receive.

MPs started work at about 10 in the morning and two hours later the last 13 of the total 27 articles of the draft budget were approved. But so far senators and deputies managed to discuss only 100 of the 700 amendments to the law, that were rejected in the budget-finance commissions of the two chambers.

On Monday, the MPs managed to vote a single article of the draft after four hours of debates.