President Klaus Iohannis, speaking on Friday at the EPP headquarters in Brussels during a meeting with representatives and supporters of the National Liberal Party (PNL) from the diaspora, said that he and the Liberals are "at war" with the Social Democratic Party (PSD), and that this conflict is of no doctrinal nature, but was generated by PSD's "attack" on the Romanians.
Until the end of the year, a number of 14 emergency dispatches in the country would be fully integrated so that they include, together with the Fire Service and Ambulance, representatives of other services, such as the Police and the Gendarmerie, the head of the Department for Emergency Situations, Raed Arafat, mentioned on Wednesday.
The Social Democratic Party (PSD) has decided not to show up in Parliament at the vote of the new government's investiture, PSD leader Viorica Dancila said on Tuesday. "We are waiting for the parties that voted the dismissal of the government to come and assume the responsibility of the government. To come with the programme, the vision and the budget.
The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) is not planning on being part of a future government formula, party Chairman Calin Popescu-Tariceanu said on Friday, after the consultations with President Iohannis, at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace. "I presented the President our point of view, which was discussed this morning at the ALDE Executive Political Bureau meeting.
President Klaus Iohannis said on Friday that he is in favour of early elections, but only after the November presidential election. The Constitution does not favour early elections, Iohannis explained at a news conference at Cotroceni Palace. "Personally, I am in favour of the early elections, but after the presidential election. I want to explain a little why I say so.
National leader of the People's Movement Party (PMP) Eugen Tomac said on Friday that during the consultations at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace following the ousting of the Dancila Cabinet he proposed President Klaus Iohannis to consider nominating a PMP member as the next prime minister.
Save Romania Union (USR) leader Dan Barna announced on Friday that, during consultations with President Klaus Iohannis, he submitted the Pact for the organization of early elections. According to Barna, the head of the state was "somewhat" in general agreement with the USR representatives regarding the timeliness of calling early elections.
Chairman of the Save Romania Union (USR) Dan Barna said on Thursday that he believes the vote for the censure motion represents "a political exam of Parliament", adding that Prime Minister Viorica Dancila is leading "one of the most incompetent governments of the past 30 years. "Today, the Parliament of Romania is taking its political exam in front of the citizens.
The Senate's chairman, Teodor Melescanu, pleaded, while attending on Friday the 4th edition of the Bucharest Security Conference, for increasing the defence and deterrence capacity in the Black Sea region. "The defence and deterrence policy, the capacity to adapt to the changes in the world represents a fantastic thing.
President Klaus Iohannis said on Wednesday that supporting the digital sector should be the top priority of any government and that predictability, which he called a key word of any responsible government, has been missing in Romania for the past years.