PES welcomes Romania’s new socialist government

05/01/2017

Sorin Grindeanu

The Party of European Socialists welcomes Romania’s new Partidul Social Democrat government, led by prime minister Sorin Grindeanu.

European social democratic parties and their leaders are committed to supporting the new government as it now begins to implement its programme of social and economic policies.

We also warmly welcome the new government's strongly pro-European stance. 

Sergei Stanishev, president of the PES, said:

"We stand ready to support Romania’s new government in carrying out the electoral programme that was so comprehensively endorsed by the people of Romania.

"Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu is an experienced statesman and a committed socialist. He has also shown himself to be committed to working for the rights and futures of young people – which are vital for the future of Europe itself.

"We also recognise and applaud Liviu Dragnea in his role as president of the PSD for ensuring stability and a smooth transition."