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September 21, 2021
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Blaga: Ponta government, the worst-performing since the fall of communism

The PDL leader made  an overview of the Ponta government, five months after it took office, and lashed out at the acting Executive.

PDL president Vasile Blaga criticised the Ponta government yesterday in a press conference, saying that it is the worst-performing since the fall of communism. According to the Democratic-Liberal leader it is for the first time in the last 22 years that Romania has a government that denies its own promises, “systematically attacks the bases of democracy” and “throws in uncertainty Romania’s way in the EU.” “The most honest government proved to be the most patched and the most stained,” Blaga said, quoted by Mediafax, mentioning that during the five months it was in control, USL “shattered all the limits of government incompetence, abuse and scandal.” He added that, starting December, the Right Romania Alliance (ARD) will have the mission of “fixing what USL has broken” in these months of governance.During the same press conference, the co-president of ARD, Mihai Razvan Ungureanu lashed out at PM Victor Ponta, saying that “he assimilates foreign policy to sports policy.” “He went twice to the London Olympics and Romania had zero benefits from his presence. The Czech-Republic – Poland match, the European Championship in Poland, pretext for meeting the Polish premier, zero benefit for Romania, he meets the prime minister of Poland on the occasion of the Friends of Cohesion meeting,” Ungureanu said.The criticism expressed by the two ARD leaders comes after PM Ponta presented, earlier this week, the 15 “time bombs” inherited from the previous PDL government. The list includes the organised crime and corruption system within the National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF), the situation of Posta Romana and Hidroelectrica, with losses of EUR 100 M and EUR 1.2 bln respectively, and also the Oltchim case, with losses of EUR 700 M.

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