Centrul de Drept Constituțional și Instituţii Politice (CDCIP)

Bogdan DIMA – Means of control of the Parliament over the economic policies of the Romanian Government

The article captures an imbalance in the system of separation of powers, from the economic perspective.

Basically, the Parliament loses its status as the sole legislative authority; it becomes limited in exercising the control over the Government, the latter being able to take certain prerogatives that do not belong.

Analyzing the present context of Romania’s transition from planned economy to market economy and the will of Constituent power expressed at the revision of the Constitution, it can be seen that, in spite of a theoretical institutional equilibrium, a scenario emerges within the Parliament lacks its essential quality: the legislative power which represents the supreme will of the population.

From the example of the Stand-By Arrangement with the IMF, we can see how the Government can easily circumvent certain constitutional provisions and how the institutional balance requires immediate solutions, by the revision of the Constitution or by means of enactments of the Parliament.