According to this article, virtually all Romanian cabinet members have given up the protection services offered by the Protection and Guard Service (SPP), which is designated for providing protection for high officials (e.g. President, Parliament Chamber heads):
Premier Viorica Dancila gave up the SPP’s services right after she was sworn in, the protection services being now offered by the Romanian Gendarmerie.
The decision to give up the SPP’s services was taken by all members of the new Government.
No clear reason was provided for this and some analysts speculated a lack of trust, since head of SPP is appointed by the President as opposed to Gendarmerie which is controlled by Minister of Defense. Others have even said that such an act should not be allowed, since (some of) members of the cabinet have access to privileged information.
Question: Is there any recent example (post 1990) of European high officials giving up special (designated) protection?