Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu was given as negative example in the European Parliament by the leader of the European People’s Party group, MEP Manfred Webber. He said that, unlike the Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban, who comes to the European Parliament to give explanations whenever he is invited, the head of the Romanian government did not show this availability when the controversial emergency ordinance 13 was debated.
“Viktor Orban never refuses to take part to debates. He responded each time the Commission invited him. When we discussed about Romania and the laws on corruption (EGO 13 – our note), no Romanian socialist prime minister came here (in the European Parliament),” MEP Manfred Webber said, according to hotnews.ro.
EGO 13 is the ordinance by which the government tried to bring amendments to the anti-corruption legislation, namely the criminal codes, which generated the largest massive protest movement after the fall of communism.