Chair of the Senate's Defence Committee Marcel Vela (National Liberal Party senator - ed.n.) announced on Monday that Social Democratic Party (PSD) leader Liviu Dragnea is invited to present within this forum the reasons why certain dignitaries renounced the services of the Protection and Guard Service (SPP).
"In order to close a delicate and burning topic, given that until today the committee hasn't been institutionally notified in relation to these aspects, we have decided to invite next week Mr Chairman of PSD Liviu Dragnea, so that he can present the concrete evidence regarding these allegations and the decision he made together with the Social-Democrat colleagues to give up on SPP services. After this hearing, depending on what is documented and proven within the committee, we can pursue the hearings with Mr. Deputy Prime Minister Stanescu to present to us that discreet character he had talks with related to national security and last but not least, with Romania's Prime Minister who is, as you well know, Deputy Chair of CSAT [Supreme Council for National Defence - ed.n.] and this decision to renounce the services of the SPP can place classified documents of CSAT under uncertainty," Vela said in Parliament, after the National Liberal Party (PNL)'s Executive Bureau.
He showed that depending on facts and evidence to be presented in the committee it is possible that the head of the Protection and Guard Service Lucian Pahontu be invited at hearings.
Vela specified that a decision regarding the invite list will be made in the Senate's Defence Committee plenary sitting.
He highlighted that a committee conclusion is very important.
"Procedurally, when the investigation ends or perhaps it will continue after next week as well, the members of the committee will make a proposal in the end, that will be brought to the public opinion's awareness. (...) Any proposal on behalf of the committee can be legally approached by the President, by CSAT, by the public opinion but the conclusion must be substantiated, proven and evidenced," Vela further said.