DIPLOMACY

U.S. ambassador Klemm hopes ‘responsible leaders’ are elected in 2016, after last November protests

U.S. Ambassador in Bucharest Hans Klemm says he was impressed by the November 2015 street protests in Romania, adding that the young who peacefully asked for a change now have to actively participate in the elections to pick ‘responsible leaders.’

In particular, the American official admitted he was moved by the passion of the young who wish a better future, wherein the rule of law is above all and the fight against corruption is the rule. He voiced his hope that those protesters and many other people will march again to the polling stations when the time comes to act in accordance with their supreme power, their vote, in order to elect persons that will be responsible leaders of their nation and of their fellow citizens.

The diplomat was in the northeastern city of Suceava on Wednesday to recall the personality of Martin Luther King Jr. in a meeting with the educational staff and students of the Stefan cel Mare (Stephen the Great) University.

Hans Klemm also met the university’s rector, Valentin Popa, and subsequently he answered youth’s questions on the topic and beyond that, on the main problems that both Romania and the entire planet are confronted with.


“Massive migration, a challenge to all EU states, Romania included”

Hans Klemm says the wave of immigrants is a challenge to all the European Union member states, Romania included.

Migration figures faced by Europe are very high, the diplomat told students of Stefan cel Mare (Stephen the Great) in Suceava on Wednesday. This poses a problem even to developed countries such as Germany and Sweden, he added.

According to him, Romania has benefited from a favourable context, as major migration routes to the EU avoided the country. Nevertheless, many expect Romania to host some refugees, he mentioned.

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