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President Iohannis signs decree appointing interim ministers

President Klaus Iohannis signed on Wednesday the decree appointing the interim ministers at the Justice Ministry, the European Funds Ministry and the Ministry for Romanians Abroad.

Thus, the head of state signed the decree appointing Deputy PM for implementing Romania’s strategic partnerships Ana Birchall as interim Minister of Justice, Public Finance Minister Eugen Orlando Teodorovici as interim minister for European Funds, and Business Environment, Trade and Entrepreneurship Minister Stefan-Radu Oprea as interim Minister for Romanians Abroad.

Moreover, President Iohannis also signed the decree under which he takes note of Tudorel Toader’s resignation from the Justice Minister office, Rovana Plumb’s resignation from the European Funds Minister office and Natalia-Elena Intotero’s resignation from the Minister for Romanians Abroad office.

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila sent these proposals to President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday evening, after the head of state said that the government reshuffle proposed by the Social Democratic Party (PSD), namely Eugen Nicolicea for Justice Ministry, Oana Florea for European Funds Ministry and Tit-Liviu Brailoiu for the Ministry for Romanians Abroad, represents “some sort of hoax,” mentioning that he won’t accept it.

 

PM Dancila : President Iohannis will accept interim ministerial proposals

 

Earlier on Wednesday, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said  that President Klaus Iohannis will accept the interim ministerial proposals she had already submitted, after the head of state rejected the reshuffle in the form proposed by the Executive, which referred to new ministers of Justice, European Funds and for Romanians Everywhere.

“He will accept,” said Dancila, at Victoria Palace, asked if she had any answer from the president regarding the proposals of interim ministers.

The prime minister said that she had already discussed with President Iohannis on the topic, after the ceremony held at Victoria Palace for the handing in of nine financing agreements granted under the state aid scheme with a significant impact on the economy.

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