Dragnea: No only president’s actions on the EU relation matter, national unity is needed.
Tariceanu: I understand that, officially or unofficialy, we barged into the president’s denial.
Chamber Speaker Liviu Dragnea, also Social Democrat Party chairman, on Monday stated concerning Romania’s stance in the European Union that not only what president Klaus Iohannis does in relation with the European official will matter, but how all Romanian decision-makers will act, arguing that “difficult times are reported in Europe.”
“Romania’s President doesn’t need the Parliament’s go-ahead to support Romania’s stance in the European Union. But this must not exclude a debate that should unify the political class around the national interest,” Liviu Dragnea posted on Facebook.
The PSD chairman added that “difficult times are reported on European level, which reclaim unity among all Romanians.”
“It’s not about what the president does in relation with the European officials. The way all Romanian decision makers will act matters: the Government, the political parties, the Romanian MEPs and the others who can support Romania’s interest on European level in a way or another. We have to review together every script on the EU’s future and to clearly establish how we’ll react in every case. We have to learn from those who carried out the Great Union, whose centennial are to celebrate next year. We have to get out of the unprofitable logics of the internal conflicts, to be united and get ready to defend our national interest, for nobody else will do it instead of us,” Dragnea also said.
Social-democrat party proposed President Klaus Iohannis last Thursday to have consultations with political parties in view of Romania’s participation to the debates regarding the future of Europe, for agreeing on a common vision to be jointly promoted.
“In view of Romania’s participation to the debates on the future of Europe, PSD proposes President Klaus Iohannis to initiate consultations with the political parties, in order to set a common vision that should be jointly promoted abroad, at all political and diplomatic levels,” Liviu Dragnea was quoted as saying in a release.
According to the Senate Speaker, Calin Popescu Tariceanu, President Iohannis would have refused the ruling parties proposal to have consultations on the Europe’s future with the political parties leaders.
“I have understood that, officially or unofficialy, we barged into the president’s denial. For important decisions which are ongoing in the EU on drafting the future project on how the European Union will operate, I think is useful to have an as wider consultation as possible on the level of the Romanian society so that the Parliament , that is the only body to express a stance, should be able to voice an opinion. Like everywhere else in the EU, these issues are not only up to the person who is representing the country to the European Council, but they are debated by the national parliaments in all places“, Tariceanu stated in Parliament on Monday.
Asked how was the president’s denial, the Seante Speaker said: “I saw in the public space that this proposal hasn’t been considered. Probably the president will say something, will have an intervention.”/IBNA