On Monday, Premier Viorica Dancila sent to the National Council for Combating Discrimination (CNCD) a point of view regarding the statements she made last week when, during a talk-show, she labelled as “autistic” those “who disinform at the EU, despite knowing the truth,” CNCD President Asztalos Csaba stated for News.ro.
The President of the National Council for Combating Discrimination (CNCD) pointed out that the Premier’s point of view was lodged with the CNCD on Monday and in these conditions the hearing, scheduled at 9.30 a.m. on Tuesday, can take place in the absence of Viorica Dancila, the Premier not confirming her presence.
On Monday morning, Viorica Dancila, who will leave for Brussels on Tuesday, stated she was yet to receive a CNCD invitation to the hearing, that she wants to take part in it but does not know whether she will.
“I’m yet to receive an invitation from the CNCD. I don’t know if I’ll go, I’d like to. As you know, I publicly apologised, I didn’t want to make any reference about this aspect, moreover, on Friday I’ll have a meeting with the parents’ associations, with NGOs in this field, in order to look for solutions for these children, and not only them, for those who have this problem, but also in other fields, those with the Down syndrome, with rare diseases. We’ll try to help, considering that even when I was MEP I sought to help children or people who have problems. (…) So, it wasn’t meant as a reference, doing such things is not in my nature, but, since it happened, I really want to have a meeting, to see the problems,” Viorica Dancila stated on Monday.