TVR: Constitutional Court cancels the actual management; restructuring process to continue

Comm & Politics, Media

Romanian Constitutional Court admitted a request from PDL (Romanian Democratic Liberal Party) related to the actual members of SRTv’s management board, as the party is not represented in the board, writes.

After Constitutional Court’s decision will be published in the Official State Newspaper, the 8 members designated by the other Romanian political parties will loose their functions.

PDL decided to appeal to Constitutional Court as it doesn’t have any representative in TVR’s management. According to a decision made by Parliamentary groups on June 24th, TVR’s Management Board is to include 3 representative each for PSD and PNL and 1 for each UDMR and UNPR. As a consequence, PDL contested Parliament’s decision on the Management Board of SRTVs at Constitutional Court.

As the Supreme Romanian Instance admitted PDL’s request, the consequence is that all the decisions made by the Management Board starting June to present, are nullified, including the economic recovery plan for Romanian TV. Subsequent to this decision, there will be quite some things to clarify, among which the situation of TVR Cultural and TVR Info, closed following decisions from Management Board.

TVR reacted on Constitutional Court’s decision related to the constitutionality of SRTV’s Management Board, taking notice of the decision and said that the Parliament is the only institution that has the power to apply the decision in such a way that Romanian TV’s activity won’t be affected.

TVR will continue to implement the economic recovery plan, following a strict calendar, that was already communicated to its social partners and that will comply the laws.