Ciolos: Citu can no longer lead a government in which there is also USR PLUS

Timisoara, Sep 21 /Agerpres/ - The co-chairman of USR PLUS, the MEP Dacian Ciolos, declared on Tuesday in Timisoara, that Florin Citu can no longer be the prime minister of a government of which his party should be part, even if the liberal wins the PNL leadership, but that there are chances for the coalition to continue in the PNL - USR PLUS - UDMR formula, on the current parliamentary formula

USR PLUS submits no-confidence motion against PM Citu

USR PLUS Co-Chairman Dan Barna announced on Friday the failure of governing coalition negotiations, as each formation maintained its point of view and no common ground could be reached. "The no-confidence motion has just been submitted," Barna said in a statement at the Palace of Parliament. He added that USR PLUS ministers will resign at the beginning of next week.

USR PLUS Co-Chair Barna: For us all options are on the table

Co-Chairman of the Save Romania - Freedom, Unity, and Solidarity Party (USR PLUS) Dan Barna said on Wednesday that all options are on the table for his formation. "For us, all options are on the table. We will see how discussions evolve in the following hours and in the government sitting tonight," Dan Barna declared at the House of Parliament at the end of a meeting of USR PLUS lawmakers.

USR PLUS ministers have no place in gov't as long as their viewpoint is not respected (Ciolos)

Dacian Ciolos, co-president of USR PLUS (Save Romania Union Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity), says that the party's ministers did not know that the project on the Anghel Saligny National Investment Programme will be placed on the additional agenda of the government meeting and that it does not have approvals from the ministries of Justice and Transport.

Deputy PM Barna: New pension law in the works to correlate retirement age with life expectancy

Deputy Prime Minister and USR PLUS Co-chairman Dan Barna said that a new pension law is in the works at the Labor Ministry, as the system requires certain changes in order to remain "sustainable" and cope with enhanced pressure as Romania's baby-boom generation born between the mid-60s and the early '70s is heading towards retirement age. "It is a firm commitment of the current coalition.

Senate's Dragu: Dismantling of SIIJ and justice laws, good arguments for lifting of CVM

Senate President Anca Dragu considers that Romania has taken the necessary steps to eliminating the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) this year, a fact also acknowledged by the Vice President of the European Commission, Vera Jourova. "I was in this video conference with Vera Jourova, vice-president of the European Commission, and she said that Romania could get rid of this CVM.

INTERVIEW/Senate's Anca Dragu: I want to bring down physical, imaginary walls between Parliament and citizen

Discussions are being held with representatives of the civil society, included, regarding the issue of demolishing the walls around the Parliament Palace, Senate President Anca Dragu told an interview for AGERPRES. According to Anca Dragu, this is a larger 'opening up' project, which goes 'beyond the physicality of the wall's demolition'.

Liberals to validate proposal of prime minister Wednesday

National Liberal Party (PNL) First Deputy Chairman Rares Bogdan announced that the Liberals will validate the prime minister proposal at a meeting of the National Political Bureau (BPN) on Wednesday. "We will discuss tomorrow [the proposals of prime minister]. We will validate in the evening, probably in the BPN meeting around 19.00 or 20.00, after we talk about the proposals at noon.