The Institute for European Civil Rights from Bucharest expressed its conviction that the Constitutional Court will remove this unconstitutional article.
The High Court of Cassation and Justice of Romania asked the Constitutional Court to deal with an exception in the Law on Romanian Nationality, which limits the number of applications for regaining Romanian citizenship submitted during a year to a consular office to 30,000, Info-Prim Neo reports, quoting the Bucharest Institute for European Civil Rights.
This legal aspect was raised by a Moldovan national dissatisfied with the fact that during over a year he has not been invited to file the application for regaining Romanian nationality at the Romanian Consulate in Chisinau, arguing that it is unconstitutional to be obliged to expect about 12 years to register a simple application. This case against the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is examined by the High Court of Cassation and Justice.
In a communique, the Bucharest Institute for European Civil Rights says that according to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, there are more than 360,000 applications of intention formulated by Romanian ethnics from Moldova. Doing a simple calculation (360 000 applications of intention divided by at most 30,000 applications for regaining the nationality a year), it results that one should wait minimum 12 years to register a simple application for regaining Romanian nationality.
The Institute for European Civil Rights expressed its conviction that the Constitutional Court will remove this unconstitutional article and more than 30,000 applications could be submitted during a year.