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January 24, 2022

Consultations with parties – president’s priority after Easter

President Klaus Iohannis will have a third round of consultations with the political parties. The talks will address on the situation of the electoral laws, but also the rejection of various Justice requests for preventive arrest or prosecution of MPs.

The president announced his intention to invite the parliamentary parties over for talks during his 100-day term report conference. Afterwards, Iohannis wrote on Facebook: ‘After Easter, I will resume talks with the political parties and we will assess the progress made in the calendar of actions set at the beginning of the parliamentary season.’

It will the third round of consultations President Klaus Iohannis is organizing with the parliamentary parties after becoming president in December 2014.

The first talks were on 12 January, the purpose being to conclude a political agreement for providing a minimum of 2% of GDP to the Ministry of Defence by 2017.

President Iohannis and the representatives of parliamentary parties signed, after the consultations, a political Agreement on a minimum 2% of GDP defence budget by 2017.

The second round of consultations between the president and the parties was on the legislative priorities of the parliamentary season: the voting in the Diaspora, the financing of election campaigns and political parties and the lifting of parliamentary immunity. The meetings were haled on 28 January. Klaus Iohannis said after that round of talks with the parties that a time-table had been agreed upon, according to which we would have a new legislative package ready by the end of the current Parliament season – on local and parliament elections, voting process in the Diaspora, financing of parties and election campaigns and political parties law.


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