PM Dancila called to explain situation in Romania at European Parliament debate in October

Aurel Dragan 13/09/2018 | 13:27

The European Parliament will adopt a resolution on the situation in Romania at the second plenary session in October. Before that, in the first session of the month, the EP will hold a debate on the violent August 10 protests in Bucharest. The announcement was made by Romanian MEP Siegfried Muresan, representing the National Liberal Party (PNL). Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila will be invited to speak at the debate at the end of October.

“We have news on the debate on the situation in Romania that will take place in the European Parliament: the plenary debate will take place in the first plenary session of October (1-4 October). The European Parliament will adopt a resolution on the situation in Romania at its second plenary session in October (22-25 October). Prime Minister of the Romanian Government will be invited to the debate in early October,” Muresan wrote on Facebook.

The decision was taken in the group leaders’ meeting in the EP.

At the second plenary session in October, President Klaus Iohannis will also take part in a speech on the future of Europe, announced in spring by the European Parliament. In February there was a debate on the amendment of the Romanian justice laws in the Strasbourg plenary, but this was not followed by a resolution.

The Debate Initiative belonged to the Greens, who also proposed the February debate on amending the laws of Justice in Romania. The decision was taken last week in the group leaders’ meeting, unanimously.

On August 17, the leaders of the Green Group in the European Parliament called on the European Commission to activate the rule of law defense in the case of Romania, in the context of the violent anti-government protests that took place last week in Bucharest.

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