Leader of AUR political party bullies Energy minister in Parliament: ‘You are a thief’

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AUR co-chairman George Simion assaulted Energy Minister Virgil Popescu while he was speaking, on Monday, in the plenary of the Parliament, during the simple motion against him. Simion called Popescu “a thief” while the Minister of Energy told him he was “a fool.”

During the speech of the Minister of Energy, Virgil Popescu, held on Monday in the plenary of the Parliament, during the debates regarding the simple motion against him, AUR leader George Simion, shouted from the MPs benches “You are a thief!”. Finally, Virgil Popescu asked the chairman of the sitting to tell the AUR deputy to go and tell the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, to lower the price of natural gas. Then George Simion came to the tribune of Parliament and grabbed the minister by the throat, shouting in his face “You are a thief.”

In retort, the Liberal minister of Energy told the AUR co-chairman that he was “a fool”.

The plenary session was adjourned and the leaders of the Chamber of Deputies met in the Permanent Bureau to discuss the situation.

The simple motion submitted by USR against the Minister of Energy, Virgil Popescu, was debated on Monday afternoon in the plenary of the Parliament, with the vote taking place on Wednesday.

According to USR deputies, Minister Popescu “endangers” Romania’s energy security every day and must leave this position immediately. Last Tuesday, USR submitted the simple motion entitled “Incompetence and lies turn off the light in Romania. Minister ‘next week’ Virgil Popescu, a danger for Romania’s energy security “.

According to USR, Minister Popescu “endangers” Romania’s energy security every day and must leave this position immediately. The signatories of the motion claim that the current Minister of Energy received the “chance” to reform the energy system and put his shoulder to the consolidation of Romania’s energy security, but “the same disaster and the same combinations of the last 31 years have continued”.

At the same time, USR describes the management of the energy bill crisis as a “disaster”, noting that Romanians have ended up paying “huge” sums, and that people and the economy are suffering because of “bad” decisions taken by Minister Virgil Popescu.

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