The Democratic Union (DS) says that the amendments to the Criminal Code, which reduce the amount of prison sentences for abuse of official position and for criminal association, as well as the complete decriminalization of public procurement when the state is damaged, open wide the doors for further criminalization and promote the principle of legalization of high corruption by power holders.
DS points to several key elements:
First, the adoption of the law took place in an abbreviated procedure without wider parliamentary and expert discussion.
Secondly, the procedure was conducted with a European flag, which made it impossible to block the adoption of the law through amendments, i.e. filibustering.
And thirdly, the Minister of Justice was against these changes, but the Government still submitted the law to the Parliament.