The two chambers of the Romanian parliament voted today in favor of the new members of the College of the National Council for the Study of Securitate Archives (CNSAS), which overviews the archives of the former communist secret police.

The new members are Dragos Petrescu, nominated by the Presidency; Constantin Ticu Dumitrescu, nominated by the Government, and nine others nominated by the political parties.

The new members were sworn in for the next six years before the Parliament.

CNSAS was established in 1999 to provide access for citizens at the files and documents of the Romanian secret police, the Securitate. But its activity has faced many hardships as the Romanian Intelligence Service repeatedly refused to submit bulks of Securitate documents that remained in its possession.