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European Commissioner Cretu urges PM Dancila to say if attacks against EC represent the official stance of the Romanian state

European Commissioner for Regional Policy, Corina Cretu, has urged Romanian PM Viorica Dancila on Monday to say if attacks against EC represent the official stance of the Romanian state, arguing she had not seen any delimitation or denial.

Asked by the journalists during a press conference in Oradea (northwestern Romania) how she comments the recent statement made by PM Dancila’s adviser, Darius Valcov, who accused Cretu of „lying by omission” and said that Romania „has no motorways due to other countries that would have such an interest”, Commissioner Cretu replied that it is not the first time that people from the ruling Social Democrat Party, including from the Government, are launching such attacks against the European Commission.

„I would answer to your question if I were sure that this is the official stance of the premier and of the Government. Last night, it was not only me that I have been attacked, but also the EC President, Jean Claude Junker. You know very well that Frans Timmermans has been also attacked and offended every day for some weeks by the members of the Romanian ruling party. I also saw attacks against Vera Jourova when she was in Romania. The Romanian Gov’t will be in Brussels on Wednesday, presenting the programme of Romania’s Presidency of the EU Council. I would invite Mrs. Premier to explain if all these attacks against European Commission represent the Romanian state’s official stance, for I have not seen any delimitation or denial”, Cretu answered.

Cretu invited Darius Valcov to read the report of the European Court of Accounts on public-private partnerships where there are very clear recommendations for the countries that don’t have an expertise on these partnerships so that they should not have penalties or expensive renegotiation later on.

Commissioner Cretu has attended the inauguration of the Centennial Bridge in Oradea, made with European funds.

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