Premier Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu on Wednesday told President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy that violence and extremism were still real problems in Europe.
‘Unfortunately, both violence and political extremism are still real problems in Europe. Both you and me despise aggressiveness hidden in the political speech and think that violence, aggressiveness, incitation to extremes cannot find room enough at the expense of the political dialogue that is well guided in moral terms,’ Ungureanu said in the statements he made at the end of the meeting with the President of the European Council.
He emphasized the fact that Romania expects ‘principles and morals’ from other states of the European Union too.
‘This morning you have said that you cannot imagine the European Union without Romania. I am answering you that I cannot imagine Romania without the European Union either and Romania I believe in is up to the standards of the European Union, which you represent and in which you believe after so many years of political career, a Romania in which there is no populism, where there are no xenophobic tendencies, where the European Union signifies principles and morals and I expect the same thing from the other states of the European Union too so that, under your very eyes, everybody’s answer should new the same,’ added the Romanian Premier.
In context Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu emphasized the importance of cohesion in the European Union.
‘The European idea needs a new chance. We think it is necessary to preserve cohesion within the Union and to discover the meaning of the political solidarity within the European Union. And the time is very short as there are many and difficult challenges,’ said the Bucharest Head of Government.