Strasbourg, 13.07.2012 – A Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) delegation made up of its President, Jean-Claude Mignon, and two representatives of the Assembly’s political groups (*) will make a fact-finding visit to Bucharest on 18 and 19 July 2012.
The first day of the visit the delegation will meet with the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Valeriu Stefan Zgonea, and the President a.i. of the Senate, Petru Filip, as well as with the Prime Minister, Victor Ponta. It will also meet the members of the Romanian delegation to the Assembly.
The following day meetings are scheduled with the President a.i. of the State, George Crin Laurentiu Antonescu, and with the suspended President, Traian Basescu, as well as with the President of the Constitutional Court, Augustin Zegrean.
On 6 July, the PACE President called for the current crisis to be resolved though political dialogue, while fully respecting the rights of the opposition, the constitution and the laws in force.
(*) Andreas Gross, Switzerland, head of the Socialist Group (SOC), and Anne Brasseur, Luxembourg, head of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE)