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Speaker of the Lower Chamber Valeriu Zgonea (PSD) will go to Brussels to explain the changes brought to the Statute of MPs and the fact that their immunity has not been strengthened. Zgonea stated that the meeting with European officials will take place this week. “I talked with Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland, I explained the situation to him, Reuters Agency distorted the truth. I informed the Reuters Agency’s editor-in-chief what our, Romanian Parliament’s, point of view is and I scheduled a meeting with the Secretary General for next week (this week – editor’s note) in Brussels. I explained him in detail that in a democratic European state you cannot use an organic law to strengthen the immunity stipulated in the Constitution, a fact that he too knows, and I told him that everything written in the Statute of MPs means closing some negative MCV recommendations and keeping the recommendations made by the Venice Commission,” Zgonea stated, being quoted by Mediafax. President Traian Basescu stated that he will decide whether to promulgate the Statute of MPs by taking into account the independence of the judiciary and the principle of equality before the law.