Romania's President Klaus Iohannis stated on Friday, at the reception occasioned by the National Day of Romania, that some politicians concoct scenarios about "a different kind of state" and he doesn't know to whom these "fictions" are useful, but expressed his conviction that not to the future of Romania."I would have wanted over the past year, all the more so, since is the year before the Centenary, to have seen a greater concern of the political decision-makers to strengthen the democracy in our country, the independence of Justice and strengthen government practices for the benefit of all Romanians, not only of some groups. We see, instead, a great concern for identifying some topics that are parallel with Romanians' expectations and long-term strategic interests of our country. Fearing the justice and the rule of law, some people make up scenarios about a different kind of state. I don't know to whom these fictions are useful, but I am convinced that not to Romania's future," Iohannis stated.
Romania's President underscored that Romania faces some choices that are fundamental for the future.
"Today, we face again some choices that are fundamental for our future. Do we continue with more consistency on the path that, with efforts and often with sacrifices, we have enrolled a decade ago, or do we take some steps backwards and risk going back to the past? We cannot build anything durable for the next century if we don't lay, at the foundation, those value that have proved their strength in truly generating a better life for the people. From this perspective, the lessons of history are more obvious than ever. A free society, where anyone has the chance to pursue their vocation, where every citizen can live safely with a prosperous life and the guarantee that their rights are observed, is a society from which authoritarian reflexes of any kind are eliminated," the President stated.