The Romanian Government approved on Wednesday a legislative package on national security and forwarded it to the Supreme Defense Council for approval, PM Calin Popescu Tariceanu has announced.

The package contains the Law on Romanian Security, the Intelligence and Counter-intelligence Law, the law of the Romanian Intelligence Service-SRI; the law of the Foreign Intelligence Service-SIE and the law on the status of intelligence officers.

Government secretary general Radu Stroe, who worked on the final versions of the law, said he was partially pleased with the package.

According to the final versions, two key security bodies, the Special Telecommunication Service-STS and the Guard and Protection Service-SPP would no longer be changed in departments under the supervision of the Interior Ministry as previously planned and will retain their current status.