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The cabinet is negotiating with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) the extension of 12 July 2012 deadline for the property restitutions to former owners, local media informed today (Mon) quoting unnamed official sources.
The government seeks to obtain an extension of at least six months. Last week the cabinet discussed the idea to send a request to ECHR with the ministers of foreign affairs and justice in charge with the issue.
The local media speculates that the acting government wants to delay solving the restitution issue until after the local and legislative elections, due in July and in late November respectively, thus passing the responsibility to the next cabinet.
The government came under fire in recent weeks after it announced the Romanian state had limited resources to fully pay compensation to all former owners whose properties have been nationalised by the Communists.
A draft law proposes the limitation of compensation to 15 per cent of the value of the properties, payable on 10 to 12 years, and to stop paying restitutions in kind.
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