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January 21, 2021

President Iohannis: Tudose Gov’t must be allowed to work; when needed, I’ll surely meet the Premier

President Klaus Iohannis stated on Thursday, at the end of his visit at the Mihail Kogalniceanu military base, that the Mihai Tudose Government must be allowed to work, in order for him to subsequently assess and see whether he appreciates the Cabinet’s activity or not. He added that, when needed, he will surely meet the Prime Minister.

Asked for his opinion on the Tudose Government’s activity so far, the Head of State claimed that the Government must be allowed to work, because it is still too early to see whether he appreciates its activity or not.

“You can’t assess a Government’s activity after a few days. Let’s allow them to work, after which we can draw the line and start appreciating them or not,” the President answered.

Likewise, asked whether he will have weekly meetings with Premier Mihai Tudose, like he used to have with Dacian Ciolos, Klaus Iohannis gave a brief answer: “When needed, we will surely meet.”


“I’m sure Toader will present the conclusions of the assessment on Codruta Kovesi’s activity; verifications should be carried out professionally”


On Thursday, President Klaus Iohannis expressed his conviction that Justice Minister Tudorel Toader “will announce himself” as soon as he has the conclusions of the report on Laura Codruta Kovesi’s activity at the helm of the DNA, the Head of State expressing his confidence that this verification will be carried out in a professional and well-documented way.

Asked for his opinion on the fact that two weeks have passed since he asked for Laura Codruta Kovesi’s activity to be verified and he is yet to receive the conclusions of the report, and whether he has talked with the Justice Minister in the meantime, Klaus Iohannis stated he has not talked with Tudorel Toader and will not have such an initiative.

“No, and the initiative will not come from me either. I’m sure the minister will announce himself as soon as he has some conclusions,” the Head of State said.

Asked whether the Judicial Inspection should complete the report faster, the President pointed out such verifications are carried out in a professional and well-documented manner, hence they take longer to complete.

“For a reporter, two weeks may seem a lot, and maybe for some TV viewer two weeks is a long time too, but you should know that such verifications sometimes take a bit longer and if they’re carried out in a professional and well-documented way we must be patient. I have all confidence that’s how it will be carried out, meaning professionally and in a well-documented way,” Klaus Iohannis concluded.

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