New legislation protecting property privatized before April 2007 has been introduced.
Parliament approved with 132 votes to five on its third and final hearing on June 22 the presidential-initiated draft law. Because the law will not apply to disputed properties, which are currently under investigation, some opposition parties opposed the law, demanding all-inclusive legislation.
The authorities, however, claim there are only a few dozen cases currently under review. Parliament has undertaken a commitment to post a list of these cases on its website.
Opposition lawmakers also complained that the new law will not return properties seized since 2004.