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MEP accuses president, current rule of interfering in legal system

Social-Democrat MEP Ioan Enciu in a speech in the European Parliament accused the current rule in Romania and President Traian Basescu of interfering in legal system practices and managing to partly control the system, according to a press release carried by Mediafax news agency. Enciu welcomed an EP resolution on Ukraine, condemning actions to intimidate the opposition in this country. On the occasion, the MEP said “practices of the kind and perhaps even more severe than that don’t happen only outside the European Union, but also in Romania, which is a member state.” Enciu said the current Bucharest rule “has managed to subordinate part of the state’s legal system to its own political interests.”

In the end of his speech, Enciu demanded the European Parliament to take a stand on the actions of the Bucharest rules.

“The EP must condemn Bucharest authorities’ practices that endanger the rule of law and democracy, by adopting a resolution similar to the one passed on Ukraine,” the Social-Democrat added.

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