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August 15, 2022

Tariceanu about Raluca Turcan: I think she’s a bit disoriented

Senate Speaker Calin Popescu Tariceanu stated on Thursday, referring to PNL President Raluca Turcan’s statements according to which the Grindeanu Government should take responsibility for the standard salary scales law, that she is “a bit disoriented.”

“I believe she’s a bit disoriented. I have nothing else to say,” Calin Popescu Tariceanu said when asked for his comments on Raluca Turcan’s statements.

PNL Interim President Raluca Turcan stated on Tuesday, at the Palace of Parliament, that the Grindeanu Government should take responsibility for the standard salary scales law, being necessary for a project “of such amplitude” to be debated with all social strata and harmonised for the categories of salaries.

“A cowardly approach, lacking responsibility, an approach that shows once more that PSD and Dragnea won the elections through a huge defrauding of trust. This law, a law of such amplitude, having such a social impact, must be debated with all social strata, must be harmonised for the categories of salaries. However, in the end, if we want there to be a standard salary scales law within an undertaken and predictable timeframe, then there is the need for the Government to take responsibility,” PNL’s Lower Chamber lawmaker stated.

Raluca Turcan added that the economic situation is “worrisome,” considering that the PSD Government is centred on hiking expenditures.


“I disavow Steluta Cataniciu’s statement. Where have you seen ruling majority MPs criticising the members of their own Gov’t?”


ALDE Co-President Calin Popescu Tariceanu stated on Thursday, at the Palace of Parliament, that he disavows the statement that lawmaker Steluta Cataniciu (ALDE) made about the Justice Minister, pointing out that it is not normal for ruling majority lawmakers to criticise a member of their own Government.

“It’s a strictly personal position which I don’t even agree with. I disavow it. Where have you seen – in a normal, democratic country – ruling majority parliamentarians criticising the ministers of their own Government? I talked about this with her and with my colleagues within the Executive Political Bureau yesterday,” Tariceanu pointed out.

He considers that “certain topics are induced from other areas and some colleagues, sometimes, make errors of appraisal in this style.”

“Various agitations started from the media, consisting of inflaming statements according to which the Justice Minister should resign because he doesn’t have backing for the projects he is promoting, which is incorrect,” the ALDE Co-President emphasised.

Lower Chamber lawmaker Steluta Cataniciu (ALDE) stated on Wednesday that she no longer understands what is happening and whom the Justice Minister represents within the Grindeanu Government, after Tudorel Toader stated that the bill on abuse of office will not feature a threshold.

“I don’t believe we can continue to call the minister the coalition’s minister. I too am trying to make sense of it all, seeing the minister’s reactions to this bill. No offense, we’re talking about a political Government. (…) Now I really no longer understand what’s going on, I don’t understand whom he represents within the Government. (…) A technocratic minister that does not collaborate with the members of the ruling coalition raises serious questions,” Cataniciu told the Antena3 private television broadcaster.


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