An APEL is launched by the European Parliament to the President of Romania. Ms Doru Frunzulică appealed to President Klaus Iohannis, urging him to leave any resentment and interest at the time and to put national interests on them at the time. The PSD Eurodeputy argues that the president should let the prime minister take part in the work of the European Council to give coherence to the six-month presidency of Romania of the Council of the European Union.
Ithe message sent by Europarl Dorun Frunzulică:
"As everyone knows, the year 2019 places Romania at the center of European decisions: our country has taken over for the first time the presidency of the Council of the European Union.
A very important mandate, taken on behalf of Romania by his government, led by Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă.
What are the representatives of the European People's Party (EPP) doing in the meantime?
Mr Joseph Daul, EPP President, 15 January a. writes that President Klaus Iohannis "will lead the presidency of the EU Council in an excellent way", completely ignoring the Romanian government. At the same time, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (president of the Austrian right-wing party) symbolically handed over the presidency of the Council of the EU to Klaus Iohannis in the Cotroceni Palace at the end of December. There were also other representatives of the European people, the political opponents of the Social Democrats, who supported the important role of the President of Romania in the leadership of the Council of the EU.
Nothing could be more false, statements without any political and legal support. All this, including the recent meeting of the Romanian President in Bucharest with the College of European Commissioners led by the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, is part of a mysterious attempt, a falsification of the truth, an attempt to mislead citizens Romanian and Europeans on the institution that has the real powers and powers in the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. In reality, it is the government of Romania led by its prime minister.
The Council of the EU, according to the treaties of the European Union, represents the governments of the member states, with members of the ministers of each country of the Union.
The ministers of the EU Member States meet in the Council to discuss, amend and adopt legislative acts and to coordinate EU policies under the direction of the European Council. They have the power of the Prime Minister of that country, to employ their governments in carrying out the agreed actions.
For this reason, on January 15, 2019, he was invited to present the priorities of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU, Prime Minister of Government, Ms. Viorica Dăncilă. It has had exceptional interventions both in the European Parliament and at the meeting of the S & D group. The speeches and answers to the questions have been duly, balanced, pro-European, focusing on the main objectives of the EU for the next period. , stressing that the defense and promotion of the rights and freedoms of the Romanians in the European area is always a priority of the current Romanian government.
It should be noted that the priorities of the Romanian Council Presidency of the EU, focused on cohesion and common values, non-discrimination, unity and solidarity, the security of citizens and the consolidation of Europe as a vector global, were appreciated by MEPs present in the debates on this topic in the European Forum. But one thing must be said: in the discussions between the Members of the European Parliament in the current session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the question of the representation of the States of the EU to the European Council was raised again.
The European Council, composed of heads of state and government in the member countries, which defines the political priorities of the EU, generally deals with complex and sensitive problems that can not be solved at lower levels of intergovernmental cooperation. He addresses the Council of the EU on various topics, asks the European Commission to elaborate proposals for action, etc.
During the presidency of a member state of the Council of the EU, as in the case of Romania, the guidelines and priority areas established by the European Council, which require action and attention from the EU, are taking hold, since According to them, the Council of the EU negotiates and adopts the legislation of the EU, together with the European Parliament, develops the EU's foreign and security policy, concludes agreements between the EU and others States or international organizations. That is why, during the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU, our country should be represented at the European Council by the Romanian Prime Minister. It is in the major interest of Romania! Unfortunately, there is a ruling by the 2012 Constitutional Court that the President of Romania attends meetings of the European Council. However, this can be delegated by the President, expressly to the Prime Minister.
It is time that the current President of Romania understands that the interests of the country are above all and must prevail in any situation, be it electoral or not!
The decision of the Constitutional Court of 2012, unfortunately, does not lead to the promotion of collaboration between the president and the prime minister, is unbalanced and does not take into account the general interests of Romania. In the European Council of Member States, as a rule, 24 prime ministers and only four state presidents – from France, Lithuania, Cyprus and Romania participate. But from the analysis of the constitution of the four States, it is clear that the President of Romania has the fewer prerogatives and attributions than the presidents of the other three countries.
The office of president of France is very strong, dividing the head of government with the prime minister.
In Cyprus, the president has considerable power, being not only the head of state but also the head of the executive: in no other member country of the EU, the president has as much power as in Cyprus. In Lithuania, the president of the country has more prerogatives and attributions than the president of Romania, according to the constitution of this state.
Romania, according to the current constitution, is located between a semi-presidential republic and a parliamentary republic. Precisely for this reason, a balanced decision by the Constitutional Court in 2012 should have allowed the President or the Prime Minister to attend meetings of the European Council, on the basis of the agenda of the meetings of the institution. Unfortunately, the ruling of the Constitutional Court complicated the institutional relations between the president and the prime minister. However, under the current conditions, the President of Romania may delegate this task to the Premier. We express our trust (not the hope!) That analyzing the importance of the moment for our country and taking into account the interests of Romania, the president will make the right decision!
Also with regard to our President, in Strasbourg, several Members from different Member States are still awaiting answers to the questions addressed to President Iohannis when he spoke to the European Parliament on 23 October 2018 on the future of the European Union.
At the end of question time, the president declared in the plenary of the European forum that each member will receive a written answer to the question.
So far this has not happened, but it will probably take more time to write the answers! We express our confidence that, in the end, President Iohannis' answers will reach the Members … in the near future or further. ", The deputy Dorun Frunzulică sent through a press release to the editorial board.