Senate President Calin Popescu-Tariceanu expressed availability to meet with European officials and discuss in detail the Justice laws package."There are a series of extremely warm words (in the European Commission President's statement) uttered by Juncker, who is a friend of Romania. I greatly value Juncker's friendship and the high regard and availability he has always shown towards our country. I will have to see the original text in order to form an opinion. I am completely available to meet the European officials and I would prefer for those who come to also be informed on these topics and that we discuss in detail," Tariceanu stated on Wednesday at Romania TV private broadcaster.
He expressed his concern and apprehension at "the perception not in accordance with reality" created at the level of the European Commission and the European Parliament concerning these laws.
"I am concerned as well by the perception created in the EC and Parliament. I am more than concerned, I am truly worried, because it is not a perception based on reality. I therefore think that only through a direct dialogue will we be able to straighten things out and lift these concerns," Tariceanu affirmed.
President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker stated on Wednesday in Brussels that if the laws in Romania remain in the form they were adopted in Parliament, the discussions about the Mechanism for Cooperation and Verification and the Schengen accession will be carried out "in other terms", our country's "natural" place being within the Schengen area.