Prime Minister Vicorica Dancila stated on Tuesday that she was left deeply disappointed at the “circus and offenses” played out in Parliament a day ago, on the occasion of the Prime Minister’s Question Hour.
“Yesterday I presented to Parliament some details about Ordinance No. 114, because the government has the duty and is required to ensure an ample debate on the decisions that are made for the citizens. I went in good faith and with the same openness I have shown each time, but the circus and the offenses I witnessed left me deeply disappointed. Such conduct can bring Romania nothing good and cannot replace solutions and projects. I can understand the campaign rhetoric both the President of Romania and the opposition parties have engaged into, but we have European Parliament elections in just a short time and debates should be on ideas and projects. Europe is in full change, the European politicians are already looking at how Europe will look in the next few years, while in Romania offenses and verbal violence are promoted to politics. Brexit and other challenges are pushing us to rethink our approach. I didn’t just by chance resort yesterday to France’s example as regards the taxation of the digital giants. We cannot remain outside these changes taking place around us,” Dancila said at the beginning of the government meeting.
The Premier said that she read with interest French President Macron’s open letter titled ‘A European renaissance’ and that Romania, in its capacity as EU’s rotating Presidency, welcomes it “from the perspective of the concerns for the future of Europe”.
“All these stances show that the governing program of the PSD – ALDE coalition aimed at increasing wages, pensions, new investments in education, health, infrastructure, is the right one. This is the right direction, people don’t want to hear about scandal anymore, they want concrete projects to improve their living conditions. The deeply European character and actions of the current government are being confirmed during the negotiations on the agenda of the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council,” the Premier said.