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CC rejects Basescu complaint connected to the law which regulates representation to the European Council


The Constitutional Court (CC) rejected on Wednesday with a majority of votes the complaint formulated by president Traian Basescu regarding the law which regulates the representation of Romania to the European Council. The announcement was made on Wednesday by the chairman of the Court, Augustin Zegrean.


The latter mentioned that the complaint formulated by chairman Traian Basescu was rejected as unfounded and baseless, the decision being taken with a majority of votes. The head of the state contested the attribute of the parliament to get involved in the definition of the mandate of the government to the European Council, saying that the president should be the one to decide.


Premier Victor Ponta states that what is important is not who takes part in the reunions of the European Council but the way Romania is represented at this level, stating that the president sold the interests of Romania.


I saw a decision of today of the Constitutional Court. The problem is not who goes to the Council if the president or the premier, the issue if you fight for Romania or if you sell Romania to keep your friends in case you need them. I think that the president sold the interests of Romania and when he negotiated the deficit or when he negotiated the European funds and for the digital agenda ( the issue of the latest EU Council) I believe he did not open his mouth at the European Council as he knew nothing’ Ponta said.



He considered that Romania will have fewer European funds between 2014 – 2020 as the president negotiated like this, without any mandate, and there is the obligation to keep within the limits of an extremely low deficit as the president negotiated like this without asking anybody, in 2011, other states having no such obligation.


The Premier asked the minister of Defence and the minister of economy to draw up a strategy for the next years in the domain of defence, showing that in December there will be a discussion at the level of the EU about the defence industry, where the president will say nothing as ‘ he doesn’t know or he is not interested’.