Senate’s President, Calin Popescu Tariceanu stated on Saturday evening on Facebook, after the former PM said about him that “he goes to Brussels to complaint on the so-called slippages of the Judiciary”, that “some politicians act with the belief that it is better to be a slave to a generous master than to stand on their own feet”, and that Ciolos wants “to sell” to Romanians the illusion “that if we applaud the decisions taken by Brussels, we will receive a seat placed further forward”.
“I was surprised to notice the criticisms brought these days by the former technocrat PM Dacian Ciolos, and I believe they are worthy to receive a reply. It’s not a personal reply, because I do not wish to give Mr. Ciolos more importance than he actually has. Dacian Ciolos is the representative of a trend in the Romanian politics saying that Romania should be satisfied with the position of a colony state in the European Union. There are politicians going in the European capitals with the same thinking as 250 years ago: <<the sword doesn’t cut a bent head>>” Tariceanu wrote on Facebook.
Senate’s President appreciates that “some of these politicians act with the belief that it is better to be a slave to a generous master than to stand on their own feet”.
“Others got used so well to the statute of the luxury official, paid with salaries of a CEO in a private company, that they couldn’t imagine not to agree with their employer” Tariceanu said.
At the same time, Tariceanu stated that the European Union that every Romanian citizen thinks he wants, can be achieved only if Romania’s interests are represented at Brussels and “we do not accept the status of a valet”.
“Politicians like Dacian Ciolos want to sell an illusion to the few Romanian people who still believe. The illusion that if we stay quiet and we don’t disturb, we will receive what we deserve. The illusion that if we don’t speak when the human rights and freedoms are violated, we will be deemed to be ‘on the good side’. The illusion that if we applaud all the decisions taken by the today’s leaders in Brussels, we will receive a seat placed further forward” Tariceanu said.
The Senate’s leader wished to point out that European Union’s decisions are taken following tough negotiations, in which every state must act vigorously to protect its interests, which is known also by Ciolos.
“It doesn’t do it when it has something to lose. This was understood by states like Poland, but people like PM Dacian Ciolos don’t’ apply this” Tariceanu added.
He reminded that he will go to Brussels on Monday, to meet the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and Vera Jourova, the EU Commissioner for Justice.
Former PM Dacian Ciolos stated on Friday that his statement according to which Romania’s chances to enter the Schengen area in 2017 would have been higher if the government emergency ordinance (GEO) No. 13 wouldn’t have existed, is based on previous discussions held last year with leaders of the Member States, mentioning that Senate’s President Calin Popescu Tariceanu, who deemed that his statement is “an invention” and a “purely politicking” statement, wants Romanian people think that we are “the most oppressed in Europe”.