A new law on the functioning of the National Integrity Agency (ANI) - a key body supervising the wealth of public officials - was approved by the Romanian Senate convened in extraordinary session on Tuesday. The document was adopted with 78 votes in favor, one abstention.

The Senate is the deciding chamber in the case of the ANI law.

The document was adopted with the support of Liberal senators, who in the morning said they would support the bill despite they considered it "rather unconstitutional". Social Democratic senators for their part had said they would note vote on the bill.

Deputies adopted the bill last Monday. President Traian Basescu had decided on July 20 to convoke the Parliament in extraordinary session to discuss the legislation along other projects.