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Senate to debate PNL’s simple motion on transport next Tuesday

At a plenary session next Tuesday, the Senate will debate the simple motion called “Transport under PSD government, or the roads to nowhere,’ tabled by the National Liberal Party (PNL), Senate Deputy Chairman Ioan Chelaru of the Social Democrat Party (PSD) reports.

The PNL senators on Tuesday tabled a simple motion called “Transport under PSD government, or the roads to nowhere,” with a plenary session of the Senate. The document was signed by 44 PNL senators.

Announcing the tabling was PNL floor leader Ion Popa, who said from the Senate’s tribune that the document was signed by 44 PNL senators.

“Mr Chairman, the undersigned members of the PNL parliamentary group mentioned in the annex to this motion, acting under Article 112 (2) of Romania’s Constitution, as recast, and Articles 153-157 of the Senate’s Regulations, are hereby tabling this simple motion called “Transport under PSD government, or the roads that lead nowhere.” Please order all the necessary measures for the commencement of legal procedures for its debate, ” said Ion Popa, reading from a written request.

The session chairman, Senate’s Deputy Chairman Ioan Chelaru of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), said in his turn that the conditions are met for the tabling of a motion, adding that the document will be submitted to Senate Chairman Calin Popescu-Tariceanu, who is expected to set a date for a plenary debate of the motion.

“I am noticing that the matters related to the tabling of a simple motion that regard the form I must check upon reception of the request from the PNL group are fulfilled. I am forwarding the note together with the signatures affixed to the motion and the motion itself to the chairman of the Senate, for him to set a date for the presentation and debate of the document,” said Chelaru.

Liberal leader Gorghiu says party Senate motion triggers alarm, infrastructure should be development driver

Co-chairperson of the National Liberal Party Alina Gorghiu said on Tuesday that with the simple motion on the transport infrastructure tabled with the Senate, the Liberals trigger alarm on the projects in the field implemented with European funds.

“PNL’s opposition action in the Senate starts with a major, if not downright not painful theme for Romania: transport infrastructure. PNL lodged today a simple motion on the situation in this area. (…) PNL’s motion triggers alarm: with an absent and heedless minister, there is no chance that infrastructure projects and the absorption of European funds are taken out of inertness,” Gorghiu wrote on Tuesday on Facebook.

She said that infrastructure should be “an engine of economic development, but under the Social Democrat Party (PSD) rule it is constantly sabotaged by the lack of interest of the successive ministers who just hand over the relay of consecutive flops.”

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