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July 27, 2021
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US Embassy: Law breaking accusations against gov’t officials must be thoroughly investigated, without interferences

Any accusations against government officials on breaking the law must be thoroughly and without interferences investigated and the law must be equally enforced for everybody, the US Embassy in Bucharest pointed out in the context of the request for the approval to open a criminal investigation against Prime Minister Victor Ponta.

In a press release the Embassy underscores however that it doesn’t comment upon individual cases.

“The legal and the rule of law institutions must be able to conduct their activity in a completely independent manner and both the Romanian legislation and the principle of a fair trial must be thoroughly observed”, the US Embassy also maintains.

 

PM Ponta on US Embassy’s message: I totally agree

 

Prime Minister Victor Ponta on Tuesday said he totally agrees with the message sent by the US Embassy in Romania, in the context of the request for the approval to open a criminal investigation against the head of Government.

“I totally agree. Aren’t we all equal?,” Victor Ponta said, upon exiting the Deputies’ Chamber plenary sitting, after the vote cast on the request for opening a criminal investigation procedure in his case.

 

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