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SocDem Dragnea: Romania, accused of things that happen and that exist everywhere in EU

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Inquam Liviu Dragnea PSD

Social Democratic (PSD, major at rule, ed.n.) President Liviu Dragnea said on Sunday at the PSD National Council that Romania was accused of things happening also in other EU member states and that our country was asked to suspend laws adopted by Parliament or to block ongoing procedures. 

"Lately (...) Romania's position has been attacked and made vulnerable within the European Union. Our country has, in fact, been accused of things that happen and exist everywhere in the European Union and let us discuss about them. (...) We have been asked to pass laws, to suspend laws already adopted by Parliament. Everywhere in Europe, parliaments are sovereign, they represent sovereignty and they exercise the sovereignty of the peoples. What were we told? That Romania's Parliament is a mere, insignificant institution. Suspend laws already passed by Parliament. But why? Because they contain provisions we do not like. But they exist in other counties as well. Yes, but they do not apply to you. That is, we Romanians, are stained. We have also been asked to stop some legal proceedings in progress, referring to appointment and revocation procedures. (...) We were told to block the procedures for the appointment and revocation of the chief prosecutors," the PSD leader said. 

He added that Romania was asked to "ignore" the Constitutional Court's decisions or even to amend the Fundamental Law, although before it was passed in 1991, it had been okayed by the Venice Commission. Dragnea argued that this is how one wants to give greater powers to the President. 

Dragnea showed that it was said Romania "would be a country too corrupt to be a full member of the EU" and that an "unfair" resolution was voted in the European Parliament that reproach us for things that happen everywhere." In this respect, the PSD leader said that our country "has been transformed into the scapegoat" of power games between European political families. 

"What was said in that resolution? That Romanian gendarmes acted with a disproportionate force against peaceful, fire-setting protesters who were beating a woman-gendarme and were destroying urban furniture. I heard Iohannis yesterday when he was preparing to go to encourage the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom that he had a yellow vest in the trunk. And my question is: when he was to Macron, did he tell him as well he had a yellow vest in the trunk? And that he was ready to take to the street against him? Or does he keep silent there? There and at meetings with other European leaders? It is very good that he encourages Prime Minister Theresa May .Very well. But in the same intervention in which he said he encouraged the British PM he encouraged others to take down the premier of their country's government. That is Iohannis. Unfairly and in an offensive manner, with the complicity, let's say openly, of some Romanian MEPs, our country has been transformed into the scapegoat of power games between European political families," he said.


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