Former Prime Minister Traian Basescu, MEP, said Sunday night that Vorica Danislic "cannot but propose" to nominate a commissioner. He also says the interim prime minister must respect conditions in Brussels, not those in Bucharest.
"He cannot propose, but he is obliged to propose it (European Commissioner – no.). They are kept according to the terms in Brussels, not the terms here. On the 23rd, voting was planned for the entire Commission (European – no.). It was postponed to November because of three countries. Dan Nice was nominated, but he was not approved by the EC president, neither he nor the Hungarian proposal. I think she will have to change Ms Danchili's proposal, "Traian Basescu told Digi24, reports Mediafax.
Viorica Dancili said on Sunday that European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen must obey the law and appoint a European Socialist Commissioner, proposed by Romania's interim prime minister. She also said that neither the president nor the prime minister-designate can nominate commissioners.
“I had a discussion during my tenure until the proposal, after the initiative I did not talk to Ms Ursula von der Leyen. But I think Ms. Ursula von der Leyen must also respect the law. As long as we have one, even if we have a provisional, socialist government, this is where the proposal for the next commissioner must come from. The president of Romania cannot and cannot even nominate a prime minister for the commissioner.As long as Victoria Palace is this interim government , the proposal must come from the interim prime minister, "Viorica Danchili told Antenna 3 on Sunday.
European sources told MEDIAJAX that European Commission officials will continue contacts with the Romanian authorities, as well as those with Hungary and France regarding the nomination of the commissioner, taking into account all the balances to be achieved, as well as the necessary competencies, issues of integrity and inclusion of women and men in the new Commission.
President Claus Johannis said on Friday that he met with European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen, saying she was "very concerned" about the Romanian commissioner's situation.