Senate Speaker Calin Popescu-Tariceanu stated on Monday that he is willing to have a meeting with the Head of State on Europe’s future, but he believes that such a discussion “shouldn’t exclude a broader debate in the Parliament”, where Klaus Iohannis should be invited, too.
“Such a discussion is more than appropriate, it is necessary in Romania, but I believe that the best way to do it is to have a debate in the Parliament, where the President is, I’d say, more than welcome. His presence is necessary, given that he attended the meeting of the European Council in Rome, and all the Parliaments of the European countries are holding such debates. One week ago I ‘ve been to Rome, at the Conference of the EU Parliaments’ Presidents (…) and all of us have agreed on the usefulness and the necessity of such debates in the national Parliaments. If the Presidents wishes to inform the parliamentary parties on the content of the discussions, of course I am willing to consider such an invitation, but, as I said before, this discussion must not exclude a broader debate in Parliament, which is the main democratic institution and the most representative one in any country” Tariceanu stated at the Parliament, after the meeting of the government coalition.
President Klaus Iohannis announced on Saturday at Rome that he will invite Romanian politicians to have discussions on Europe’s future.
“After finishing this festivity in Rome, I will invite and challenge the politicians from home to have discussions in many formats, to see how our political world sees Europe’s future. I am going to do this. We’ll see if it will happen in Snagov or Bucharest, or somewhere else. But yes, I do intend to participate to formats and to encourage discussion formats to have a positive energy in this approach, in the end. It’s obvious that we wish to have a positive role” Iohannis stated.