The head of the PM’s control body changes his mind on resignation

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The head of the PM’s Control Body, Valentin Mircea will resign as of October 1st, governmental sources told Mediafax. However, his leave was heralded several weeks ago when he suggested in a comment on Facebook that he intended to leave the governmental position. “I will return to the private environment soon, communication to be announced on LinkedIn, Twitter and my professional blog,” he said.

Few hours later, the Government’s spokesperson, Liviu Iolu stated that Valentin Mircea would nor resign, a decision taken after a talk with PM Dacian Ciolos.

Recently, his reaction on the Friday’s earthquake stirred controversies among the Government officials after Valentin posted on Facebook that the state institutions didn’t do their job properly as well as the TV channels that broadcast retransmissions at the moment of the quake and didn’t calm the population. “The preliminary conclusion: the Romanian state institutions have maximum grades on symposiums and on straining their muscles, but you’d better not count on them when a big earthquake strikes. Mass media and particularly the TV channels are horrible: for hours they haven’t provided a mere basic information on the earthquake and haven’t calmed down the population,” Mircea Valentin wrote.

Later on, he deleted the comment. “ The opinions expressed on this page represent exclusively the personal stance of the author. My basic position is the citizen one, it’s where I started with and I’ll get back to this position,” read the message posted subsequently.

“The head of the control body expressed his intention to step down the Executive before the statements related to the authorities’ reaction in case of earthquake. Valentin Mircea will not leave the position as head of the PM’s control body. The premier had a discussion with him and they agreed he should stay in office by the end of the government’s mandate,” spokesperson Iolu explained.

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