The Chamber of Deputies' Speaker Liviu Dragnea said on Sunday evening that he had told President Klaus Iohannis in the discussion at Cotroceni that the head of the European Commission Delegation in Bucharest had sent "lies" to the European commissioners, and this cannot remain "untaxed"."I stayed after the oath taking ceremony, I believe for 10-12 minutes, (...) I showed the President the lies sent by the head of the European Commission Delegation in Bucharest, Angela Cristea, to all the European commissioners. The fresh lies speak, and I told him that I find it a gesture against the Romanian interests that cannot remain untaxed and untold," Liviu Dragnea told Romania TV, mentioning that he asked to speak with the head of state and the latter accepted.
He added that the head of the European Commission Delegation in Bucharest may also send lies about the President of Romania.
"Today she is lying [the head of the European Commission Delegation in Bucharest] about the prime minister of Romania, maybe yesterday or the day after tomorrow about the president of Romania. She has always communicated about me, I know. I wish her great success and health," said Dragnea.
The PSD leader also said that he had sent his opinion to the head of the state, but the decision belongs to the President.
"But I told him my opinion, the decision rests with the head of the state. It does not seem to me right that the President of Romania, no matter who he is, when going to Brussels, is not him who informs the European Commission, European commissioners, the European Parliament about the situation in Romania, but other citizens with different positions that say unreal things about what is happening in Romania. And the President, instead of going there to discuss and get something for Romania, must give explanations, what seems to me to be incorrect," added Dragnea.
The Chamber of Deputies speaker mentioned that the President did not contradict him.
As to the relationship with the head of state, Dragnea underscored that he has all openness to meet with him.