"A predictable verdict: no lustration in Romania," headlines Bucharest daily România Liberă, following a decision by the Constitutional Court, which, for the second time, ruled that the law is unconstitutional. The bill would temporarily restrict the access to civil service jobs by high-level officials of the former Communist regime.

First declared unconstitutional in 2010, the law was revised in February 2012 at the request of the ruling Democrat-Liberal Party. The proposed bill was then approved by parliament.

"Demanded insistantly by civil society, supported by politicians in election campaigns, the law now risks being buried for good," regrets România Liberă. This is not surprising, because in its new incarnation the law included former prosecutors. "With, among them, perhaps some judges on the constitutional court," the paper suggests.