House speaker Adrian Nastase's wife Dana Nastase was hospitalised at the Floreasca medical center on Tuesday night. She accused chest pains and was placed under medical care in the cardiology wing of the hospital.

The cause of the pain is still to be identified, according to medical staff.

She was due to face National Anti-corruption Department prosecutors today in the locally famous Zambaccian case in which she and her husband, former PM Adrian Nastase, are charged with graft.

Also today, the parliamentary group of Nastase’s opposition Social Democratic Party is due to debate a request by Justice minister Monica Macovei to approve a search at the Nastases' home in Zambaccian St, Bucharest, as part of the graft inquiry.

The request was previously rejected by the Judicial Commission. Today’s vote by Social Democratic MPs will followed with a vote in the House.