The People’s Movement Party (PMP) Chairman Eugen Tomac asks for the resignation of the Culture Minister George Ivascu (photo), on the ground that “the toxic PSD-ALDE majority has definitively and irrevocably buried the Centenary”. He declares himself bothered by the fact that the events related to the Centenary are lacking in transparency, and the selection criteria for these events have never been made public.
On Sunday, Eugen Tomac posted a Facebook message asking for the resignation of the Culture Minister George Ivascu.
“The toxic PSD-ALDE majority has definitively and irrevocably buried the Centenary. The Dancila Government has totally different concerns in the year marking 100 years since the Greater Romania was established. Because of a totally irresponsible government, we failed to celebrate the most important event in the Romanians’ history. Although our party has made many calls to the mobilization and involvement of the entire Romanian society in celebrating the great historical act, the PSD-ALDE Executive has shown a total ignorance towards the Romanians in the country and abroad” Tomac begins his Facebook message.
According to him, “in a downright contempt, the Culture Minister, the one who is responsible for organizing the Centenary, conducts events dedicated to this celebration in a lack of transparency and communication with the society that cannot be understood”.
“Without a minimal promotion of this great celebration, the Romanians cannot feel proud of the great achievements of our predecessors who have accomplished the goal of the Romanians for centuries: the Great Union. The Culture Ministry manifests its indolence and total contempt towards the Parliament. As a Romanian deputy, I submitted since March several interpellations and a question regarding the events related to the Centenary. I received no answer. There is either a serious breach of the communication between the institutions within the legal terms that are provided, or there are reasons to conceal the manner of spending the money dedicated to the events occasioned by the Centenary” Tomac also wrote.
This explains the fact that in an interpellation made to the Culture Minister on 21.03.2018, I requested public information on the criteria for the selection of the projects that received money for the organization of certain events dedicated to celebrating 100 years from the Great Union, as well as the calendar of the events.
“I request details from the Ministry in this regard, especially since certain financed projects are not really related to the act since 1918, such as the Golden Stag Festival, or the NATO Center of Excellence for the Environmental Protection. But the line ministry covered by a great silence, which is probably accomplice to some truths that are concealed in the drawers of the luxurious building on the Dambovita shore. There is a great mystery on the manner by which the Centenary projects have been selected, and the lack of the selection criteria creates suspicions on the allocated resources” Tomac added.
He also claims that in another question he put to the Minister Goerge Ivascu on 16.05.2018, he asked for details on the status of the project “Muzeul Virtual al Unirii” (e.n. – “The Virtual Union Museum”) that should have been functional since April, but “even today, no one knows anything about it”.
“In fact, almost all the financing proposals are in a great delay, and this is how we are missing a big opportunity to pay a tribute to our predecessors who made the Union. We have money (the budget for the Centenary was voted early this year), but the managerial incapacity and the irresponsibility of our government will lead to the impossibility to use them to celebrate the Great Union since 100 years ago. Minister Ivascu, you should resign! Leave and admit that you are the worst Culture Minister in the history of this country!” the PMP Chairman concludes.