Romania's Constitutional Court decided on Monday that the law regulating the National Integrity Agency, ANI, is unconstitutional. The decision comes six days after President Traian Basescu sent the law to the Constitutional Court on grounds of unconstitutionality.

The law returns to the Chamber of Deputies, the decisive chamber, to be modified in compliance with the constitution. This is for the second time that the law regulating this institution is declared unconstitutional by the Court. In April, the Court ruled as unconstitutional several articles of the law - after this decision the institution was left without its main attributiions - politicians were not compelled to publish their wealth declarations any longer.