President Klaus Iohannis said on Thursday that the most important objective of his first term in office was to maintain Romania’s pro-European and democratic path, while labeling the past five years at Cotroceni as years that brought major challenges, of which the most serious was “the danger that our country would leave the Western path.”
On Saturday, President Iohannis will be sworn in for a second tenure before the joint Chambers of Parliament.
I’ve succeeded in making Romania a respected member of the great European family
He has also stated on Thursday, at the report on his first tenure as head of state, that his foreign affairs actions in these years focused on increasing Romania’s role within the North Atlantic Alliance and the European Union, as well as on the enlargement and strengthening of the Strategic Partnership with the U.S.
“I have succeeded in making Romania a respected member of the great European family and an active partner of the not so-easy debates which marked this period,” Klaus Iohannis pointed out.
In terms of internal affairs, he said that he focused on the good functioning of public authorities.
He reiterated that, over the past three years, the weakening of the state has been attempted and in order to counteract these “profoundly undemocratic forces” he made use of “all the constitutional mechanisms.”
“The outcome of all these actions which I carried out speaks for itself: OUG No. 13 didn’t come into force, the Criminal Codes favourable to criminals didn’t come into force,” Iohannis stated in a statement held at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace.