Romania's president Klaus Iohannis sent a letter of unconstitutionality on 15 January to the Constitutional Court which concerns the law approving the Government emergency ordinance no. 33/2017 which brought major changes to the ways in which the local telecommunications authority Ancom's head is appointed and dismissed, writes local paper Hotnews.ro, according Telecompaper. Iohannis argues that the Government of former PM Sorin Grindeanu violated the constitution when he adopted in May 2017 the 33/2017 ordinance which removes the country's president from the procedure of appointing Ancom's management. Grindeanu took over the role of Ancom's president at the end of 2017 after being appointed by the local Parliament.
The presidency said that a law passed by the Parliament contains a series of new regulations to the approved ordinance, following a procedure that violates the principle of bicameralism. Iohannis further argued that the law passed by Parliament would affect Ancom's independence, a reason for which the European Commission launched an infringement procedure against the former Eastern Bloc country.