Senate Speaker Calin Popescu-Tariceanu on Saturday stated that justice independence is a commendable thing but he underscored that, in his capacity as Senate Speaker, he cannot allow that justice independence is counterbalanced with slashing Parliament responsibilities.
‘We are here today at Parliament and we must say a few words about the independence of this institution. We have won justice independence lately, but I still won’t admit, as a Liberal, MP and Speaker of the Romanian Senate, that this commendable thing should be counterbalanced of an unconstitutional manner with the reducing of the number of Parliament responsibilities. The Parliament is independent from the other state powers and the MPS vote according to their own beliefs. The Parliament is the single state institutions elected democratically, unlike the Executive or the judicial power, which are appointed. The Parliament is the forum for debate of any democratic country and thus the home of freedom of expression. The Parliament represents also the mandate entrusted to us by the citizens for defend the fundamental values of democracy,” Tariceanu said the meeting of the National Council of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), Agerpres reports.