Romania will matter less and less in the European Union. This is the decision of President Klaus Iohannis. The decision was taken arbitrarily, without any consultation of the parliament and the political parties. Not the population. He decided to give up a right of Romania like he gave up an old bicycle, which, out of laziness, he hasn’t used for years!
The founders of the European Union, plus three other countries to which Romania was attached, propose the elimination of the right of veto in the fields of foreign policy and security. For these areas, decisions would be taken by qualified majority, not unanimity.
President Klaus Iohannis, convinced by we don’t know who and advised by who knows who, with the diplomatic fly Bogdan Aurescu joined the nine countries and put our country on the list of those who support the transition to the qualified majority in the decisions mentioned above. Any issue regarding Romania’s foreign policy and security will be able to be decided in the European Union without the vote of Romania and other smaller countries.
What is written in the Constitution of Romania still apparently valid:
(1) Romania’s accession to the constitutive treaties of the European Union, in order to transfer some powers to the community institutions, as well as to jointly exercise with the other member states the powers provided for in these treaties, is done by a law adopted in the joint session of the Chamber of Deputies and Senate, with a majority of two thirds of the number of deputies and senators. (2) As a result of the accession, the provisions of the constitutive treaties of the European Union, as well as the other binding community regulations, have priority over the contrary provisions of the internal laws, with the respect the provisions of the act of accession. (3) The provisions of paragraphs (1) and (2) shall apply, accordingly, also for the accession to the revision acts of the constitutive treaties of the European Union.
(4) The Parliament, the President of Romania, the Government and the judicial authority guarantee the fulfillment of the obligations resulting from the act of accession and from the provisions of paragraph (2).
(5) The Government submits to the two Chambers of the Parliament the drafts of binding acts before they are submitted to the approval of the institutions of the European Union.
Can’t Klaus Iohannis and Bogdan Aurescu read? It clearly says that the transfer “attributions to the community institutions, as well as the joint exercise with the other member states of the powers provided for in these treaties, is done by law adopted in the joint session of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate” .
Did such a joint meeting take place? No way! The provision is also valid for “adherence to the revision acts of the constitutive treaties of the European Union”.
What was Bogdan Aurescu saying here and there, around 2022?
“We initially had a position to support unanimity, because we always considered that small states should have this leverage at hand if there is a situation in which their interests require it to be able to block a certain decision. We have found that Romania has always acted in a European spirit and tried to find formulas other than by vetoing, not as others have done, such as Austria”.
What does this mean? That our European “spirit” made us say “Yes” and bow to the decisions of others. Because I didn’t count in any European dispute, I gave up. Iohannis trusts the big guys and doesn’t want him and Aurescu to mess with Romania’s vote anymore!
Why have a hand to defend ourselves if we have never used it? We better cut it ourselves!
Moreover, if he had read the Treaty of Accession of Romania and Bulgaria to the European Union, he would have found out in article 3, point 2, that:
” Art 3, point 2. Bulgaria and Romania are in the same situation as the current member states with regard to the declarations, resolutions or other positions taken by the European Council or the Council, as well as with regard to those relating to the Union which are adopted by common agreement of the member states; therefore, they will respect the principles and guidelines resulting from these declarations, resolutions or other positions and will take the measures that may prove necessary to ensure their implementation”.
Did they trick Klaus Iohannis? Has arrogance swelled in him thinking he can decide for himself? Did they take him for a sucker or does he consider himself a Gongu-voda who can decide anything?
Is this how the president of Romania thinks? Or I don’t know who rose to the top to blow in his ear (or give him an order!) to join those who propose to renounce the unanimous vote?
Didn’t Iohannis understand what could be the consequences of renouncing the unanimous vote provided for in the Treaty of Accession of Romania and Bulgaria to the European Union (2005)?
It is becoming increasingly clear that a political, administrative, financial, sanitary and military authority is being established in Brussels. Does it decide for the member states, especially in the case of small ones or those represented by idiots and incompetents?
The President of Romania, violating the Constitution of Romania and the Treaty of Accession, decided to include the Romanian state in the ranks of those involved in making important decisions. We will count here and there, but in terms of security and foreign policy, nothing. Others will decide for us and we will not be able to oppose!
What Klaus Iohannis did is a transfer of sovereignty. This is probably how he understands a formulation of the CCR from 2012 in which it was appreciated that the president is the holder of the foreign and defense policy. Holder does not mean owner or master!
The Romanian Constitution specifies that the president “signs the international treaties that have been negotiated by the government”.
With what right did President Klaus Iohannis renounce this right to vote won by Romania through the Accession Treaty? Did the Americans ask him to relax with unanimity to speed up decisions? Did he hear it being talked about in Brussels or did the Germans ask him when they gave him a tin?
Henry Kissinger’s irony begins to be confirmed. He launched the famous question (I roughly reproduce it):
-Who do the Americans talk to in the European Union when they propose an important decision? I call 28 prime ministers and presidents?
Now it’s clear! The White House calls Ursula von der Leyen, she says “Yes” and the decision is made. Eventually, he also consults through ambassadors and the most powerful.
Our problem remains with President Klaus Iohannis. On what basis did he decide Romania’s position in a matter of vital importance for our country? His gesture is aberrant and has no cover. It is a transfer of sovereignty decided behind the scenes. He decided on his own for Romania in a matter that is none of his business. The sovereignty of Romania is a value that belongs to the Romanian people and by no law has it been transferred to the ownership and decision of the president. Neither of Klaus Iohannis nor of his companion, Bogdan Aurescu.
Klaus Iohannis made it wide!
Source: Cotidianul RO by www.cotidianul.ro.
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