Politicians can no longer pretend they don't get the repeated signals sent by the Romanians, and the fact that the businessmen perceive that corruption has increased in the past year is another worrying signal, President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday told the Gala of the National Top of Companies, the 25th edition.
"The fact that the businessmen perceive that corruption has increased in the past year should be regarded as another worrying signal. And this, the businessmen's perception, was measured by specialized institutions. Politicians can no longer pretend they don't get the repeated signals sent by the Romanians, who can no longer tolerate the lack of correctitude in public life. We need profound changes to reestablish the citizens' trust in those who represent them. The rule of law state must become an essential anchor of stability and predictability in economy and the social life. I believe that I am on the same page with the business environment when I say that the existence of a rule of law state with strong institutions and predictable politics for the development of a competitive and prosperous economic is what we all want," said the head of the state.
She added that 2019 will be an intense year at the European level, marked by challenges, but also important opportunities.