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June 27, 2022

Nastase warns: Government will end up under guardianship and will become DNA’s scapegoat

Ex-PM Adrian Nastase warns the Executive will end up under guardianship as a result of the National Bank of Romania (BNR) Supervision Committee being set up, and will be facing the risk of retaining ‘the role of scapegoat for DNA over enforcement signatures’.

In a blog post called ‘Government under guardianship?’ Adrian Nastase is ringing an alarm bell regarding the future of the Government.

‘The sycamore young trees in Kiseleff Road are anchored against three pillars to keep their growing direction straight. Maybe the same thing is happening with the Government.

An <anchor> is the IMF together with the European Commission. A second <anchor> is set up by the President and CSAT, with the new Defence Strategy which expends their competence to most government fields. And, at last, the third <anchor> would be the macroeconomic monitoring Committee that would censure macro-economic strategies of the Government. These three <anchors> will become a genuine guardianship over the Executive which would retain the role of scapegoat for the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) over the enforcement measures.

Under such conditions, I propose that, when the Constitution is reviewed, one should remove the text of section 102, paragraph 1, which states: ‘The Government, according to its ruling programme accepted by the Parliament, ensures the implementation of the domestic and foreign policy of the country and exercises the general leadership of public administration’. The Government could be renounced altogether and replaced by a secretariat whose job would be to implement the decisions of the New Guardianship Council’, Nastase states.

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