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Tough greeting for Ponta in Brussels

12.07.12 @ 08:34

  1. By Méabh Mc Mahon

(Photo: EUobserver)

Romanian expats in Brussels gathered at the European Commission headquarters on Wednesday to tell Prime Minister Victor Ponta to "stop faking democracy" and to abide by EU law. The 39 year-old premier - who was inaugurated in May - has attracted attention for his attack on the judicial system, putting his credibility and that of the former Communist state at risk.

Victor Ponta is on a two day visit to the EU capital to reassure Brussels that he is "committed to democracy and rule of law." After a meeting with the socialist President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz, Ponta tweeted that "recent events in my country have been blown out of all proportion."