Ex-Premier Victor Ponta announced on Monday that European Commissioner Corina Cretu will top ProRomania’s list in the European Parliament elections scheduled on May 26. Ponta added that, even though he too will run, he will not give up his House seat for a seat in the European Parliament.
“Corina Cretu will be ProRomania’s first candidate; I will be on the list, because we still have political work to do, to link our name to ProRomania. I will be on the list, but I won’t go to the European Parliament because I don’t consider it important. I consider it very important, but I believe there is more need for me in the Romanian Parliament, and the criteria on whose basis we will form the list that Corina basically opens alongside me are not political criteria but criteria of competence,” Victor Ponta stated.
Likewise, he added that those who want to run on ProRomania’s list “must be people who already have experience at European level, (…) people who are not just now going to Brussels or Strasbourg to learn where the entrances are, where the offices are, but people who already have a say, who can go to the special committees, who can go to the groups, who can draft reports and who can fight for Romania but also for Europe.”
In her turn, European Commissioner Corina Cretu has stated that she has already informed the European Parliament and the European Commission that she will run in the European Parliament elections on ProRomania’s list.
“I have already informed the European Commission, I have informed the European Parliament and the European Commission President that I will run on ProRomania’s list,” European Commissioner Corina Cretu has stated.