PM: Romanians are not second rank European citizens


PM Victor Ponta said in the opening of the Government meeting on Wednesday that the Romanians are not European second rank citizens, regarding the interview he recently gave to the British newspaper The Times and noting that the international media “are chasing him” right now. “We are not second rank European citizens, nobody adopts Romanians quotas. If we are equal then we mean it, there are no people more equal than others,” said Ponta, stressing that such a position must be defended as Romanians pay their taxes and “support the development in the societies in the countries they live in.”
In his interview for The Times, PM Ponta labelled David Cameron’s proposals to limit immigration from Romania and Bulgaria as non-functional, as the Romanian official warned that the UK risks gaining the reputation of a country “against everything.”