On the topic of Laura Codruța Kovesi’s appointment as the top European public prosecutor, solve her issues with the justice system” before taking on the job since “the Romanian image will be affected and I want my country’s image to be very good,” she said.
On the relationship with the former PSD leader Liviu Dragnea, who is now serving a jail sentence, Dăncilă argued he did not interfere with the Government’s activity. “The prime minister runs the government … Mr Dragnea wasn’t coming here to the government, or providing indications to the government,” she said. For many, Dăncilă was appointed PM as Dragnea was not unable to take on the job because of a conviction for electoral fraud.
The Romanian PM also made the case for Romania joining the Schengen area. The country has met all the technical criteria since 2011 but political decisions are preventing the accession, she argued. She also mentioned the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM), arguing that if it “would be valid for all member states then I wouldn’t be speaking about a double standard.”
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Romanian prime minister Viorica Dancila, who is also the head of the ruling Social Democratic Party (PSD), said on...