Co-chair of the Save Romania Union - Freedom, Unity and Solidarity Party (USR PLUS) alliance, minor at rule, Dan Barna said on Tuesday that his meeting with President Klaus Iohannis was "rather formal" in which no solutions or scenarios were unveiled.
President Klaus Iohannis asked on Tuesday Romanian diplomats to continue their efforts to achieve the objectives at the European level, such as Romania's accession to the Schengen area. "On all major 'European files,' Romanian diplomacy must increase its capacity to anticipate trends, to identify strategic elements that support the promotion of national interests.
Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Tuesday that the government goes on, and the National Liberal Party (PNL), major at rule, was a "responsible party" that had already cast a vote in support of the prime minister. That was his answer to whether after talks with President Klaus Iohannis he was considering resigning as prime minister.
President Klaus Iohannis said on Tuesday that the "golden triangle" of Romania's foreign policy, namely increasing the country's role in the European Union and NATO and deepening and developing its strategic partnership with the US, remains essential.
President Klaus Iohannis stated, on Tuesday, at the meeting with Romanian diplomats, that our country continues to be a stable country and that the most adequate solutions to the current political crisis will be found. "In Romania democratic values are respected, the Constitution as well and even if we now have a governmental crisis, we will not stray from our European and Euro-Atlantic path.
The Social Democratic Party (PSD) considers that the quickest solution for ceasing the political and governmental crisis is for president Klaus Iohannis to exercise his constitutional role of mediator and to request the urgent resignation of Prime Minister Florin Citu.
Deputy Prime Minister Dan Barna and the ministers from the Save Romania Union - Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity (USR PLUS) submitted their resignations, on Tuesday morning at the Government. "This morning we did what we announced. We recorded and submitted our resignations, together with the USR PLUS ministers, with the Prime Minister's cabinet.
Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Monday, about the tensions inside the ruling coalition, that "we must stop the statements and sit down to the dialogue table." "I have said that it is sad to see the coalition partners with AUR [Alliance for the Union of Romanians], an extremist party. Now I see that the coalition partners want to be with PSD [Social Democratic Party] as well.
President Klaus Iohannis will pay an official visit to the Swiss Confederation on Thursday, at the invitation of his counterpart, Guy Parmelin, the Presidential Administration informed.
President Klaus Iohannis will have, on Monday, a meeting with Prime Minister Florin Citu on the topic of the government crisis, the Presidential Administration informed. According to the quoted source, the meeting will take place at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace at 12:30.AGERPRES(RO - author: Florentina Peia, editor: Florin Marin; EN - author: Razvan-Adrian Pandea, editor: Maria Voican)