Wednesday. December 19th

A referendum on judiciary issues will be held in Romania, President Iohannis has announced

The Romanian President, Klaus Iohannis, has announced on Tuesday evening, during a meeting with youngsters who won a competition for civic activism, that a referendum will be held in Romania, on judiciary issues, but he did not specify when such a vote will take place. According to the President, the latest surveys show that Romanians are pro-Europeans and support the independence of the judiciary, while PSD, the governing party, acts against those principles. President Klaus Iohannis has added that he will take part in the following meetings of the cabinet, saying that the government has to send him every time the entire working agenda.

The Minister of National Defense, Gabriel Les, has met the NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg

The Romanian Defense Minister Gabriel Les has had a meeting with NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, at the North-Atlantic Alliance’s Headquarters, in Brussels, on Tuesday. Issues related to the developments in the Black Sea security situation and strengthening the deterrence and defense posture on the Eastern Flank on NATO were among the issues on the agenda, which focused on the advanced and adapted presence, The South East Multinational Brigade and developing command and control capabilities on the ground. According to a statement from MApN, the talks also included the stage of preparations for Romania’s presidency of the European Union Council and the priorities that the country sets during this mandate.

PSD has become an anti-European party, President Klaus Iohannis says

The Romanian President, Klaus Iohannis, has said that the Social Democratic Party has become an anti-European party, and also an anti-judiciary and anti-investments party, while surveys show that Romanians are pro-Europeans and support a fair justice and the rule of law.
Klaus Iohannis: We see that PSD, led by Dragnea, is contrary to the Romanians. It is unimaginable that, unfortunately, in 2018, Romania has come to publicly discuss if an amnesty and pardon should be given for politicians, criminal and corrupts
Klaus Iohannis has also pointed out at the need for talks in the government and in the parliament about the possibility of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union without a deal, which would mean that the situation of thousands of Romanians living there would remain unclear.

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