Pro-Romania national leader Victor Ponta, a candidate in the elections to the European Parliament, tells AGERPRES in an interview that replacing Liviu Dragnea as speaker of the Chamber of Deputies is a priority for the party he leads. "A priority is replacing Mr Dragnea from the Chamber of Deputies (...) Actually, Achilles' heel is there if you want to be successful.
Senate President Calin-Popescu Tariceanu told AGERPRES in an interview that a fair representation of Romania in the European Union is needed and that the party he is heading wants equal rights for all Union citizens, regardless of their origin country. "We don't criticize the Union, but the lack of democracy and the exaggerated influence of the bureaucracy from Brussels.
The EPP candidate for the Presidency of the European Commission, Manfred Weber, said on Thursday that the representatives of ruling parties in Romania are playing no part in their European-level parties. Here, in Romania, people can count on a strong party that is involved at European level.
European democracy cannot exist without the rule of law, the independence of the judiciary, freedom and solidarity, on Thursday said in central Sibiu the Chairman of the European People's Party (EPP), Joseph Daul. We are in Sibiu also because we want to offer our support to President Iohannis, to Ludovic Orban [the National Liberal Party leader, ed.n.] and the EPP member party [PNL, ed.
Manfred Weber, the European Peoples Party's (EPP) lead candidate for the upcoming European elections, has criticized the financial measures announced Tuesday by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras as "irresponsible."
"When Tsipras makes irresponsible economic decisions, the people in the rest of Europe should not pay for the consequences," Weber said in a tweet.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will present in Brussels the program of the extraordinary summit of European leaders. It will be held on the Day of Europe - May 9 in the Romanian city of Sibiu.
It is expected that Romania will adopt a declaration with the ten most important commitments for the development of the European Union over the next five years.
President Klaus Iohannis will attend on Wednesday in central Sibiu, the meeting of the Executive Bureau of the National Liberal Party (PNL), and on Thursday the Summit of the European People's Party (EPP), according to the agenda released on Tuesday.