President Klaus Iohannis has stated that he will review the justice laws when they arrive at the Presidency and will publicly announce his decision about them, adding that, since they have stirred the biggest scandal in Parliament, at least they should be some good laws.
“The justice laws haven’t reached me yet, institutionally, when they arrive I will make a statement on this topic as soon as I see the quality of the laws. If we kept on amending these laws and the Parliament has created the biggest public scandal it has ever created, let’s bring these laws in a good shape for Romania. It would be pity after all this scandal to have bad laws,” the Romanian president stated.
The plenary sitting of the Senate has passed on Monday the amendments on the three justice laws, the law 303/2004 on the statute of prosecutors and judges, the lae 304/2004 on the judicial organization and the law 307/2004 on the CSM organization. The Senate was the decision making body and the amended laws are to be sent to the Presidential Administration for promulgation.
Iohannis explains absence from Parliament sitting on union with Bessarabia
President Iohannis also explained his absence from the joint solemn sitting of Parliament to celebrate 100th years since the union of Bessarabia with Romania, saying that flamboyant “populist electoral-style” speeches help neither the Republic of Moldova nor Romania.
“It’s good to ask ourselves: how can we really help Moldova today and I think we can through economic measures, like the financial aid we granted in the past. It’s extremely important for Moldova to support them, to help them through their European path (…) to make concrete things that should reach the Moldovan citizen. I think it’s less important to have flamboyant speeches in a populist-electoral manner, for they help neither them, nor us,” Iohannis said when asked why did he miss the solemn sitting on Tuesday.
He said that Tuesday was important, but it’s also important for us to know the history and see the present. “Moldova has been in all discussions I had in Europe or US and everywhere I went, for Moldova is a topic which interests me,” the president added.
President taunts the Gov’t at SIAB
Klaus Iohannis visited the SIAB – Bucharest International Motor Show on Wednesday, where he took the opportunity to taunt the Government for the lack of infrastructure, saying you cannot be sure in the spring if you are on road or on the ploughland.
At the same time, the head of state criticized the absence of the Romanain car maker, Dacia, from the fair.
Iohannis got on three cars displayed at SIAB: a Ford, a Rolls Royce Phantom and a BMW X5. Although there were a lot of motorcycles on display, the President showed no interest in them, admitting he likes cars more.