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February 25, 2021

USL supports PM Ponta over draft law on returning nationalised properties

Crin Antonescu overtly supports the draft law and gov’t assuming responsibility. The Senate and the Chamber of Deputies will meet tomorrow in joint session, and the government will take responsibility in Parliament for the draft law on the retrocession of nationalised buildings. Also on agenda is the report of the law committees over the unconstitutional articles of the Statute of deputies and senators.

USL co-president Crin Antonescu announced yesterday, after PM Victor Ponta presented to the parliamentary groups of USL the draft law on the restitution of nationalised properties which the government intends to pass by taking responsibility in Parliament this week, that the Union supports this legal initiative. “As far as PNL is concerned, out MPs did not attend the first discussion, only the last, we had several rounds of talks in the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies, at the level of the party leadership. It is a big law, with a broad legal reach, with many nuances, all these have been discussed and what I would like to say today, in the conclusion of talks and one or two days before the government takes responsibility, is that we all support the premier in this variant and in this taking of responsibility,” Antonescu said after the meeting of the joint parliamentary groups of USL.In his turn, Ponta mentioned that the law will also include an amendment which stops cessionaries from hiding the real price. “The colleagues submitted amendments, some of which we accepted,” Ponta said, quoted by Mediafax. The premier added that the draft law will be endorsed not just by USL, but also by UDMR and the other parliamentary groups, as he is willing to explain everybody the need to adopt this law.

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