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: On other website the draft law on the Romanian
: Royal House was alreday mentioned or
: discussed, but not here if I am not
: mistaken. Maybe due that there is no proper
: English translations.
: As most Romanian parties support the law it
: can be expected that the law will be adopted
: in the autumn this year.
: I tried to get through the draft law and
: there are quite some far reaching and
: interesting provisions, next to the widely
: reported financial arrangement.
: The RH become a legal personality of public
: utility which is autonomous (!), apolitical
: based on the national traditions and the
: values of modern Romania. The Head of the
: House will be recognized by a joined
: declaration of the houses of parliament and
: has the several repsonibilities/powers: e.g.
: adopt or modify the statue (house law) of
: the royal house and present an annual
: activity report. The statute of the RH will
: be published in the offical monitor and
: therefore has legal effect (not any longer
: private rules of the RH but state rules.
: The political savy of the RF is to be
: admired. They will receive now a status in
: law whereby their house law becomse law and
: I suppose that thereby their titles will be
: legal titles (in a republic). The Head of
: the House has absolute powers over his
: In many ways previous (quite extensively and
: controversially discussed here) moves by the
: RH do make sense: establishing the RH has an
: independent dynasty - not mere branch of the
: Hohenzollern(-Sigmaringen) house - and
: therefore having no prince of that senior
: brnach as a potential heir to the headship,
: the new succession law, the decision of the
: head of the house on individual members of
: the house (Irene, Nicolas). It is clear now
: that the long defunct last monarchial
: constitution is not any more the gold
: It settles legally as well the question of
: "Prince Paul". The House Law - in
: future Romanian State law - clearly states
: that he is not a member of this house and no
: prince of Romania. He might be advised to
: stops calling him prince as he properly
: violates the Romanian law if this law
: enters into force.
: The only control the republican authorities
: seems to have is the annual report the house
: has to present or revoking the law.
: It remains to be seen where this leads to,
: but it is surely a big step, maybe in the
: direction of a restauration.
: Now the RH has to deliver value for money
: and what happens when the old King passes is
: anyone's guess.
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