Prime Minister Victor Ponta has notified the Senate that President Traian Basescu failed to request the Government for mandates regarding the European Council reunion set in Brussels on March 20 and 21, or present the Executive with a decision. “The main topics of discussion at the March European Council will be economic growth, competitiveness, and creating jobs (…),” the letter signed by Ponta and cited by Mediafax notes further. Subsequently, the PM met with Senate Speaker Calin Popescu Tariceanu at the Senate to talk about the former’s letter to the Parliament. PM Ponta stated yesterday that President Basescu would represent Romania in the European Council, “even though the project was devised 100 percent by the Government.” “I asked him to grant me an agency mandate, but it was no surprise he refused to do so,” Ponta said, according to Agerpres. “He is only going there to spite me. What can I do? Have a fight with him in the Constitutional Court? There would be no point,” the PM noted emphatically.