PES position on events in Romania

07/02/2017

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the decision of the government of Romania to withdraw the proposed decree 13/2017, which would have decriminalised a number of offences.

We are clear that the rule of law must be respected and corruption must be fought on all levels.

We urge the government of Romania to follow closely the recommendations of the European Commission.

We are in regular contact with our member party PSD. We work together with them, and the LIBE fact-finding mission proposed by the S&D group in the European Parliament, to make the necessary recommendations that will help Romania.

Now that this issue has been addressed, the government should focus on its true programme of social reforms, as voted for by the people of Romania in the recent election.