The Emil Boc Government assumed responsibility for a series of changes to the Labor Code before the Romanian Parliament on Tuesday, with the prime minister arguing the new legislation was aimed at making Romania attractive to investors and allow employers to provide jobs more easily. "It's a code for a competitive Romania" he said. Opposition parties were due to submit a censure motion today in order to discuss it in mid-March.

According to Social Democratic (opposition) leader Victor Ponta, the censure motion would be debated in the Parliament on March 15 or 16.

Opposition MPs opted not to attend the Parliament session when the Government assumed responsibility.

PM Boc said prior to the session that the censure motion the opposition was threatening with had no chance of success.

UPDATE The opposition submitted the censure motion against the Boc Government. The motion will be debated March 16.