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Martin Schulz : I took note of the analysis of premier Ponta that the institutional relations are getting better in Romania

The chairman of the European Parliament Martin Schulz stated on Friday that in the press briefing common with the Romanian premier Victor Ponta referring to the discussions had about the political and institutional situation in Romania that there are moments of friendship and trouble between friends which have always been marked by mutual opening and respect.


We had a very long meeting with the premier Victor Ponta, we exchanged opinions about the situation in the EU, we discussed intensely about the financial perspective of the EU, about the negotiation of the multiannual financial framework, which affect Romania, we discussed the situation in the country and about the situation of the government of premier Ponta. We analysed the situation very calmly and I took note of the analysis of the premier that the situation in the country is calmer and the institutional relations are getting better’ the EP chairman said.


The European official added that he discussed with the Romanian premier about the questions left regarding the accession to Schengen for Romania and the EU reports about the progress in this area. ‘In the end, we had a very personal exchange of opinions about the political situation seen from the point of view of Victor’s and mine, it was a friendly meeting and very polite. Between friends there are periods of understandings and misunderstandings, but friendship is always influenced by opening, for agreements and disagreements, and the mutual respect and the personal appreciation are always important for a strong cooperation even in difficult period. We kept in touch over the last month and I have to say, Victor there were not the most pleasant conversatins I had during our long relationship, but I am happy that we have a cooperation based on mutual respect and trust’ the European official said.

The next congress of the socialists could have taken place in Bucharest but after the elections in December the general secretary of the PES (The European Socialist Party) stated on Friday in a press conference which took place in Brussels, when answering the question on the part of Agerpres, that PES could take into consideration the organisation of the future congress in Bucharest, but this thing coud be discussed only after the elections of December.The general secretary of PES said that another request to move the congres in Brussels came from the PSD chairman Victor Ponta who did not want ‘ the domestic issues of Romania could change the message that the congress was going to give at the level of the EU’.


From out point of view, theRomanian people will have in December its own verdit on what has happened in Romania and our presence could be a barrier for this. But I would like to thank him publicly on the part of PES for his understanding. It would be a great help to him that the party showed this solidarity. But we wish him all the luck, and we think he will do good anyway’ Philip Cordery said.


Victor Ponta: I assured EP President that Romania surpassed the political crisis


Prime Minister Victor Ponta assured on Friday, September 28, the President of the European Parliament (EP), Martin Schulz, that Romania surpassed its political crisis and added that he discussed this with him also as a friend of Romania, from whom he had received advice.

'' I was very happy to meet Mr. President of the EP as the legitimate body of Europe, the Parliament, and in his position as an old friend and supporter of Romania as a country. Of course we have exchanged some ideas about the past few months and I must say that always the discussions with Mr Schulz, even criticism, we received as coming from a friend of the country and a personal one. I assured Mr. Schulz exactly what I assured the European Commission President, Mr. Barroso, that Romania surpassed its political crisis, both sides learning a political lesson this summer faced with problems and I believe that our country, our government is totally involved in improving relations with all the European states, to be an active part of Europe and which will be very much involved in political discussions about the most important challenges of the European Union in the coming months and in the coming years,'' said the Romanian Prime Minister, following a meeting with President of the EP, in Brussels.

According to him, Romania needs the European Union (EU) and the EU needs to have in Romania a dedicated member with full rights.

'' And in the years ahead we will work together for a better option'', added the head of the Bucharest Executive.




Monday, October 1, 2012