Senate Speaker and ALDE leader, Calin Popescu Tariceanu, argues that Romania is not ready to take over the presidency of the EU Council.
“Given the total political war in the past months, Romania is not ready to take over the EU Council presidency,” Tariceanu said, adding that “parliamentary agreement is needed on the rule of law” proposed by ALDE.
“In the last hour, this is a responsible warning I address to all politicians, mainly to the Romanian President and the leaders of parliamentary opposition parties. The ones who believe that the European leaders will show understanding when Romanian politicians will be at war during an election year are wrong. Romania is already losing ground and will lose immensely if things do not urgently change,” Tariceanu wrote on his Facebook page.
“The agreement ALDE has proposed is one the last trains, if not the last one, in regard to the successful management of the EU Council presidency,” the ALDE leader claims.
Tariceanu also added: “If the President and the opposition parties will continue to deny the obvious illegal protocols and abuses and will refuse dialogue in order to make Romania go ahead, then we will miss a great chance to make our voice heard in the European Union. We will be further on put in the corner by the European leaders, who understand much better the political and diplomatic games and follow the interest of their own countries.”
Liviu Dragnea: I know the Government is well prepared
PSD leader, Liviu Dragnea, said on Thursday, regarding Tariceanu’s post, that hasn’t read the entire message from the Senate Speaker, but he knows the Government is well prepared.
“I haven’t read all he has written. I found out from Mrs. Prime Minister that the Government is very prepared,” Dragnea said.
In turn, PM Viorica Dancila said the Romanian state is on schedule from the organizational point of view, but there should be consensus between the parties.