Denying Romania's Schengen admission is a humiliation we didn't deserve, says the People's Movement Party (PMP) president Eugen Tomac, who adds that "perhaps now" the highest institutions in the Romanian state will understand that the relationship with the EU is not limited to "subsidies and the right to work in other states".
"Today it is demonstrated quite clearly that in the European Union rules can be trampled underfoot even by those who give us loyalty lessons to European values. It is the greatest humiliation which we are subjected to as a Member State of the European Union. To matter in Europe means to do European politics, and not to sit at the door and wait for others to decide for you," Tomac wrote on Facebook on Thursday.
"Personally, I feel guilty even though both I and most of my colleagues in the European Parliament, regardless of the party they come from, have worked hard to succeed; as a result, all the steps relating to Schengen have been voted on. We don't deserve this cynical lesson, but we don't have to resign ourselves either. Today's decision hurts and is undeserved. But our place is in the European Union, our place is in Schengen and we will succeed!", points out the PMP leader.AGERPRES