The Government decided in the Wednesday meeting to issue a negative opinion on the legislative initiative submitted by the leaders of the Social Democrat Party (PSD) and of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE), namely Liviu Dragnea and Calin Popescu Tariceanu, on the Statute of the Royal House, according to governmental sources.
“The Govern does not support the adoption of the legislative initiative” reads the Government’s opinion.
On December 29, 2017, PM Mihai Tudose stated that he discussed with the Autonomous Administration – the State Protocol Patrimony Administration (RAAPPS) in order to make a rent offer for the Elisabeta Palace of the Royal House, saying that King Mihai’s descendants would have the needed resources to pay for it, given that “a lot of things have been restituted to them”.
“Why should it continue to be held by the Royal House? They can it if they want to. I talked to those at the State Protocol Autonomous Administration, through which the state owns the building, to make them a rent offer, if they want. Because if they need it, I understand they have resources to pay for it, since a lot of things have been restituted to them. Why shouldn’t we give the palace to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, or to other children of some former heads of state?” PM Tudose said at Romania TV.
He also said that King Mihai received the right to use Elisabeta Palace in his capacity of a former head of state.
“And other dozens of millions for the palace’s operation and for support services should be also given. We are exaggerating” PM added.