Thursday, 24. April 2014 - 12:04
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The conflict between president Traian Basescu and Prime Minister (PM) Victor Ponta over who should represent Romania at the upcoming European Council (28,29 June) doesn’t seem to come to an end.
PM Ponta went to Cotroceni palace, the offices of the presidential administration to try to convince Basescu to respect the decision of the Parliament who ruled that the head of the government should represent Romania in Brussels in two weeks time, but came out an hour later with no results.
Ponta said that he and the president did not find a common ground over the issue. "We didn’t decide anything, only that we will keep talking about it", the PM said.
Infuriated with the Parliament’s decision (Tuesday), the president said he is willing to meet Ponta but that he cannot anticipate any outcome.
Basescu, known for his rough manners, mocked the PM during his intervention on Wednesday night from Cotroceni Palace, saying laughing loudly ‘Ponta is a doctor of law, a dottore…
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