PNL's Gorghiu says Israeli embassy relocation - a red herring, also a blemish on Romania's foreign image

Senator of the National Liberal Party (PNL) Alina Gorghiu says that the recently adopted memorandum on the relocation of the Romanian embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem "casts blemish on the country's foreign image," adding that the "imminent scandal that will break out" is meant to distract attention from the controversial changes to the Criminal Codes.

"The memorandum on the relocation of Romania's embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem was classified as 'confidential', the government tells us. Such was the document's secrecy that Mr. Dragnea dished us the information in prime time. Mr. Manda - head of the Romanian Intelligence Service Oversight Committee - must already mobilize to urgently call the committee in order to identify the 'siphon' in the government, and the PSD-favorable media angrily demand a special commission to investigate such a leak of information. ... For the time being, reality is as follows: a striking announcement regarding Romania's foreign policy is made through the voice of a party leader, which sparks a conflict not only between the Cotroceni Palace and the Victoria Palace of Government, but also a theme that casts yet another blemish on the country's foreign image. The main conclusion that can be drawn after Mr. Dragnea's announcement: let the Romanian society, the opposition, the Presidency, as well as the European bodies focus on sorting out this long lasting conflict tossed in the public space, not on the imminent scandal that will break out in just a few days, when the PSD will intensify efforts to push through Parliament the controversial amendments to the Criminal Codes," Alina Gorghiu wrote on Saturday on Facebook. AGERPRES (RO - author: Dana Piciu, editor: Cristina Tatu; EN - author/editor: Simona Klodnischi)

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