Prime Minister Viorica Dancila stated on Thursday that she is disappointed with the conclusions of the report regarding the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism (CVM), taking into account that Romania proved to be a loyal and fair partner of the European Union.
"I am disappointed with the conclusions of the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism report, taking into account that Romania proved to be a loyal and fair partner of the European Union. The Government has always been in touch with experts of the European Commission and provided clarifications every time, as well as arguments. Unfortunately, I noticed that these were simply ignored. We cannot agree with the setting of some additional recommendations requiring us to ignore the constitutional rules and accept what no other member state would accept. Such a request makes it impossible to achieve the objectives of the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism, taking into account that the rules are being changed as we go along," Dancila stated in the beginning of the Gov't sitting.
The PM mentioned having read the report very carefully.
"We are aware of the objectives included there, but, at the same time, we see recommendations that require us to ignore legal provisions, instituted through the vote of Parliament and validated by the Constitutional Court, which represents a serious prejudice to sovereignty and a violation of the European Union Treaty. As Prime Minister and former MEP, I request equal treatment for my country and for Romanians. I believe in an united Europe, in which all citizens enjoy respect, as well as equal rights," Dancila stated.