The Romanian Government admitted on Tuesday evening that prime minister Viorica Dancila would leave for Israel on Wednesday, where she is due to meet counterpart Benkamin Netanyahu for an exchange of opinions of political and security issues.
The last hearing in the case where the leader of Romania's governing Social Democrats (PSD) Liviu Dragnea is judged for buse in office takes place at the High Court of Justice on Wednesday, news agency news.ro reports.
UPDATE The court has decided to pospone the judgment until mid-May, asking the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA), which launched the case, if it worked with the intelligence service SRI in the case.
Romanian President Klaus Iohannis said on Monday that he talked to PM Viorica Dancila about alleged plans to move the Romanian Embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. He said he explained her "some issues" and that he believed she understood "a bit better" what are the problems to be taken into consideration in this regard. He made the comments days after the leader of governing Social Democrats (PSD) claimed in a TV show that a decision had been made to move the Embassy to Jerusalem.
Alleged plans to move the Romanian Embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem have sparked a new conflict between Romania's governing Social Democrats (PSD) and President Klaus Iohannis. Tensions rose after PSD leader Liviu Dragnea said in a TV show on Thursday night that a "decision has been made" to move the Embassy to Jerusalem and that the government adopted a memorandum in this regard, although no such document has been made public or announced at government level so far. The President reacted harshly on Friday morning, blasting the idea of moving the embassy.
Some of the proposals tabled by Romania's governing Social Democrats (PSD) in Parliament to change the criminal law of the country are totally unacceptable, President Klaus Iohannis said on Thursday. He said it was inadmissible that some changes are aimed specifically at helping people at the helm of the Parliament and who face criminal inquiries, as news agency news.ro reports.
One of the main existing security threat is Russia's "hostile behaviour", Romanian President Klaus Iohannis said on Thursday, who avoided, though, to mention the Russian Federation directly so that he not be "too direct".
The governing PSD submitted a series of changes to the Romanian criminal law and criminal procedure law for debate in Parliament this week, changes that, if adopted, may provide strong help to corrupt politicians facing criminal inquiries. The bill, submitted by a PSD deputy known for his legislative initiatives aimed at undermining the fight against graft, are expected to be debated in a special parliamentary commission starting May 2.