Nicolae Moga on Tuesday announced he stepped down from the position of Interior Minister.
"Following the talk I had this morning with Prime Minister Viorica Dancila I have decided to withdraw from the position of Interior Minister. I made this decision in order to save a part of the strongly affected reputation following a scanty activity of certain employees who were sacked or are going to be penalised," Nicolae Moga said at the Victoria Government Palace.
Moga added that his resignation from office should be seen as a new start for the Interior Ministry.
"During the six days I was at the helm of the ministry, I decided all of the possible checks to identify the guilty in the case of the Caracal tragedy. All these searches will go on. I trust the ministry's honest, professional people will manage to conclude positively the work we have started together and I thank them for their collaboration," Moga concluded.