German Chancellor Angela Merkel has defended austerity policy in Greece and other debt-hit countries in the eurozone, however acknowledging that the people had to shoulder a "considerable" burden.
"What counts is that the currency union and the euro were maintained," Merkel said in an interview with Germany's Suddeutsche Zeitung.
Chairman of the ruling Social Democratic Party (PSD) Liviu Dragnea said on Thursday that if the College of Commissioners has unanimously voted on the letter whereby the European Commission warns Romania about the changes to the laws of justice, then European Commissioner Corina Cretu has voted against her country.
Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and Serbian President Alexander Vucic held a telephone conversation discussing issues related to the four-dimensional format between Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and Serbia, and projects on energy and infrastructure connectivity. This was announced by the press service of the Council of Ministers.
President Klaus Iohannis said on Tuesday that the ruling Social Democratic Party's (PSD) campaign rhetoric is anti-European and described it as "embarrassing". "There is this group called PSD. Unfortunately, they are not so pro-European. (...) Here is a party that starts to campaign with anti-European rhetoric. Embarrassing," Iohannis said at the launch of his third volume "EU.RO.
PRO Romania Chairman and candidate for the European Parliament Victor Ponta told a press conference in Oradea this Tuesday that what's truly at stake in the May 26 vote is to persuade the Social Democrats to abandon party head Liviu Dragnea and mutiny against him. "I think that something more important is at play on May 26 than voting for the 32 Romanians.