URR stand on the crisis Romania is facing in
its relations with European Union
Disappointing attitude of Romanian political class
The Union for the Reconstruction of Romania (URR) disapproves the way
in which the political class has treated the profound crisis which has
developed in relations between Romania and the European Union. Unfortunately,
instead of launching an honest debate and assuming responsibility for
this situation, the political class preferred cheap propaganda, as well
as arrogant and triumphant declarations. Besides, the ruling party chose
to hide the real dimensions of the crisis, in the mass-media which it
The Union for the Reconstruction of Romania (URR) supports on open and
honest debate of the European MP’-s’ proposals to condition the advancing
of Romania’s integration negotiations on achieving concrete results in
containing corruption, imposing the rule of law and ensuring human rights.
On one hand, these are the internal rules of the EU, which has no reason
to break them. On the other hand, enforcing these rules is in our best
interest, because the type of political, social and economic organization
of the EU is the only model we can aspire to. The more the Romanian political
class proves its total lack of vision and fails to propose to Romanians
a credible way of functioning for our public institutions, the more we
need this model.
The Union for the Reconstruction of Romania (URR) is astonished and saddened
to see the political opposition supporting the demagogical campaign of
PSD, which has nothing in common with European values. This lack of political
vision makes clearer than ever the fact that there is no real political
competition, and strengthens our belief that an alternative to the current
political class is more and more necessary in Romania.
We fully support European integration, but a dignified and natural one.
We want our negotiators to fight for better conditions regarding problems
such as export quotas for agricultural or industrial products, not for
covering up corruption or the poor functioning of public institutions.
We are tired of the never-ending demagogy of integration, of the countless
committees and initiatives, of the avalanche of documents and triumphant
declarations that ignore the profound crisis of our institutions.
The Union for the Reconstruction of Romania (URR) supports conditioning
the continuation of integration negotiations on the adoption and firm
enforcement of the following measures, no matter who governs Romania:
Eliminating the right of the Attorney General to promote annulment
procedures (extraordinary appeal) of lower courts decisions.
Incompatibility between membership of Parliament and of the bar.
Establishing a maximum number of files to be solved by judges, and
eliminating their control by the Minister of Justice.
Reform and drastic control of the secret services within the Ministry
of Domestic Affairs and the Ministry of Justice, which now have the
main assignment of covering corruption.
Transforming the National Anti-Corruption Prosecutors Office into
a specialized department of the Prosecutors Office of the High Court
of Cassation and Justice or subordinating it to Parliament.
Removing the National Institute for Administration and the National
Agency of Public Officials from government control.
Regulating by law the use of public money in advertising by public
institutions and introducing an obligation for the sums spent and the
use to which they are put to be declared on a monthly basis.
Eliminating any subsidies, exemptions or postponed of debts to the
public budget, except those approved by Parliament in situations publicly
justified and in accordance with EU standards.
Simplifying massively the fiscal system.
Introducing the obligation for all public institutions or companies
to declare publicly any data relevant to acquisitions, auctions and
any other contracts.
Introducing the obligation for all public employees involved in fighting
corruption to declare their personal wealth.
Introducing severe sanctions for those who break regulations regarding
transparency and accurate declaration of wealth.
Romania’s national interest does not lie in a formal integration into
the EU, to be used for political propaganda by the government of the day,
but in a real alignment of the functioning of Romanian society to the
functioning standards of EU countries, in order to provide Romanians with
a standard of living and a relationship between the state and the citizen
compatible with EU norms.
Cosmin Alexandru, President
The Union for the Reconstruction of Romania - URR
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