The Romanian president Traian Basescu announced that the new heads of the Special Services would be appointed after the national security laws were adopted by the Parliament. The current legislation and the Constitution do not enable the appointment of new directors in this moment, the president said following the closure of the Supreme Council of the country on Monday evening.
The national security laws must include provisions about the demilitarization of the intelligence services, and increase the surveillance of persons that might be a threat to the national security. The new laws will entail the responsibilities of the heads of special services, and based on these, the new managers will be appointed.
The president considers the security law a priority as the state functions now upon the laws adopted in 1991-1992, and he shows dissatisfaction with the sluggishness of the endorsement procedures, hence with the activity of the Parliament and the Government.