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April 16, 2021
JUSTICE

PNL co-chair Vasile Blaga heard at DNA

National Liberal Party (PNL) co-chair Vasile Blaga went to the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) on Thursday to be heard in a case regarding corruption crimes.

According to judicial sources, he was summoned for hearings as a witness in a case of corruption deeds at the National Property Return Agency (ANRP).

“I was summoned yesterday as witness in a case – No. 938 – opened last year. It concerns abuse of office. Someone abused office, I don’t know who this is,” Vasile Blaga said upon entering the DNA headquarters.

He explained he is in no way connected to the illegal activity at the ANRP.

“If found guilty, those who worked there and who are already subject to the many cases pending trial will be held liable for their actions. This is for the courts to decide (…) I have never been involved. (…) The Interior Ministry and the Development Ministry, where I worked for 8 months, had no such competence [to appoint the ANRP committee members],” the PNL co-chair also said.

On the other hand, Blaga admitted that he was disappointed to learn that Ludovic Orban is suspected of corruption. “Any party has money it raises according to law. It is a very restrictive legislation and I have always drawn the attention of all colleagues running for office that this is public money. The money spent in the campaign for the parties that exceed the 3 percent threshold will be reimbursed from the budget. (…) They must be very careful,” he explained.

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