This question is somehow a followup of this one (split suggestion). At the end of January 2017, Romanian Government (executive branch) made several changes to Criminal Law using a Government Ordinance.
Criminal Law obeys the "more favorable criminal law" principle which states (source):
Whenever, between the time of the final judgment in a criminal case and the time the sentence is fully served, a law is enacted that stipulates a lighter penalty, the original sentencing shall be reduced to the special maximum of the new sentencing if the previous one exceeded that special maximum.
Many analysts argued that the Government should not be able to perform such changes, because they cannot be fully reversed by the Parliament, if rejected (it may take up to 30 days between Government ordinance being published officially and Parliament's final decision on the matter).
Question: Are there any other liberal democracies that allow such scenarios? (if the Executive can change via ordinances those laws where "more favorable principle" is applicable, like the Criminal Law)
Side note: during the short period of democratic regime, many local analysts pejoratively argued about Romanian "democratic originality" and some included this question's subject in this area.