The president of the PMP, Cristian Diaconescu, launches a “warning for those who want or do not want to govern”. According to the PMP leader, “the political crisis risks blowing up the PNRR”, because “the agreements with the EU for the PNRR cannot be signed with an interim Government”.
“According to the Constitution and the Administrative Code of Romania, an interim government cannot promote new policies, cannot issue ordinances or emergency ordinances and cannot initiate bills.
Until the oath is taken by the members of the new Government, the Interim Government shall continue to issue only the individual or normative acts necessary for the administration of public affairs, without promoting new policies.
European Regulation 2021/241 laying down the rules for the operation of the Recovery and Resilience Mechanism sets out clear steps for approving the financing of national plans.
These stages are:
1. Evaluate the Recovery and Resilience Plan and draw up a proposal for a decision to implement it, under the responsibility of the European Commission. This is what Ursula von der Leyen confirmed during her visit to Bucharest (art. 19 of the Regulation).
2. Subsequently, on a proposal from the European Commission, the European Council shall approve – by means of an implementing Decision – the assessment of the Recovery and Resilience Plan submitted by the Member State of the European Union (Article 20 of the Regulation).
Romania is now in this stage – which lasts 4 weeks.
Only after the European Council has taken an implementing decision does the Commission conclude an Agreement with the Member State concerned, which constitutes an individual legal commitment within the meaning of the Financial Regulation (Article 23).
THIS AGREEMENT WITH THE COMMISSION CAN ONLY BE CONCLUDED BY THE REPRESENTATIVE OF A GOVERNMENT WITH FULL POWERS.
The Administrative Code of Romania, as well as Law 90/2001 also presents the extraordinary situations in which the Interim Government can intervene:
1. initiating draft laws for the ratification of international treaties
2. approval of draft laws on the state budget and the state social insurance budget;
3. approval of draft laws on fiscal responsibility.
None of these exceptions apply in the above situation
THE REPRESENTATIVES OF ROMANIA WHO WOULD SIGN THIS AGREEMENT WITH THE EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS MUST HAVE FULL POWERS, APPROVED BY A LEGITIMATE GOVERNMENT, CONSTITUTIONAL INVESTMENT.
In conclusion, if instability spreads, Romania risks losing pre-financing for the National Recovery and Resilience Plan or in other words many billions that could support the Romanian people in this situation of multiple and prolonged crisis.
Why do we always get stuck in the Ballad of Mioriţa? ”, Writes Cristian Diaconescu on Facebook.