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EC still awaiting an answer from Victor Ponta

The European Commission keeps waiting from an answer from Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta over its demands related to the political crisis in Romania and hopes to receive it fast, AFP quoted European Commission spokesman Olivier Bailly to have said on Monday, according to Mediafax, “We have so far received no official final letter from Romanian authorities,” Bailly said, who added that the European Executive is awaiting the “confirmation of the written pledges made by  Government”.  Bailly also confirmed that Wednesday’s report on Romania will “reflect the Commission’s stand over the latest developments in the country”. According to European sources, the two reports will stipulate a mechanism being kept in place for the two countries, Romania and Bulgaria, which will be demanded to make further efforts The European Executive will decide to what extent will monitor the political situation in Romania. “We haven’t finished with this dossier,” a European source assured. Olivier Bailly also said that the comparisons made in the press are rather limited between the situation in Hungary and Romania respectively, given the judicial differences in the two countries. The PM’s office said last night that the Cabinet sent the letter to the Commission yesterday, specifying that on Friday only a draft letter has been sent.

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