Prime Minister Viorica Dancila announced on Friday that the Government has notified the Constitutional Court of Romania about the fact that President Klaus Iohannis has not made a decision regarding the appointment of the new ministers of Transport (Mircea Draghici) and Regional Development (Lia Olguta Vasilescu).
In the opening of the gov't sitting, PM Dancila talked about the recent discussions the members of the Government recently had in Brussels with the European officials.
""Romania is ready to face its responsibilities and the recognition of this fact could only make us glad, given some criticisms in the public space in the last period. The European partners noted after these discussions that each minister in part masters the files on the table, that there is total involvement from each ministry, and the discussions we have had within the College of Commissioners, on the challenges at European level, have shown that we are dealing with these issues, that we have an ambitious, realistic approach and at the same time we want the Presidency of Romania to the Council of the European Union be successful," premier Viorica Dancila stated.
The prime minister added that "the only uncertain situation we have at this moment is the one created by President Klaus Iohannis by his blocking the appointment of ministers in two important fields."
"I am referring to Regional Development and Public Administration and to the Ministry of Transport. I think that it is not the political game that should dictate during this period, I think Romania's interest is important. We wish to successfully exercise the rotating Presidency in all areas of activity, and this can only be achieved by conferring all the authority and legitimacy to all Cabinet ministers. We cannot afford to change ministers after the files have been taken on, after the priorities have been established in each field. This is why today, I have notified the Constitutional Court of Romania to settle the lockout created by the president," Prime Minister Dancila said.
The prime minister stressed that she did not want this demarche, but "Romania's interest, the Romanians' interest is above ambitions, political game or electoral campaign."