Romania is suffering through a tough economic downturn and is desperate for new sources of income. So the government's attention turned to those crafty fortunetellers, who have so far managed to avoid paying taxes on their profession, due to the minor loophole that their "profession" doesn't technically exist. But Romania's witches threatened immediate retribution by casting a spell with black pepper and yeast, which sounds like a good start to a tasty bread to us, but in Romania was evidently considered a serious enough threat to shake up the lawmakers.
Eventually the law passed when enough officials decided that bakery-themed disharmony wasn't a sufficient enough threat to risk economic catastrophe. But, more recently, Romania has tempted further witchy retribution by proposing other laws -- ones that would hold witches accountable by fines or even jail time if their predictions don't come true.
"I miss the drowning and burnings."
Actually, that's just good business sense: If you're going to mess with witches, you might as well make sure to only target the incompetent ones.