Statement from PES President in Response to Basescu’s TV threats on 12 April


Sergei Stanishev PES President

Sergei Stanishev, PES President, today condemned the veiled threats issued by Romanian President Traian Basescu against an MP investigating allegations of corruption against Basescu’s daughter:

I strongly condemn the statements made by Traian Basescu on Romanian television show ‘Jocuri de putere’, which were provocative and inflammatory, and have no place in a modern democracy. Basescu’s threats call into question his respect for proper political and legal process. Suggesting that a fellow politician’s husband might ‘go missing’ is beyond the realms of decency and there is no place for such comments in Romania and in the European Union.”