Romanian minister of European affairs resigns

BUCHAREST – The Romanian minister for European Affairs, Victor Negrescu, has resigned after a quarrel with his kabinetscollega’s about the preparations for the EU presidency of his country, which on 1 January begins.

Victor Negrescu (R).

The 33-year-old politician of the ruling party PSD (Social Democrats) confirmed Saturday, a day before his resignation submitted. Negrescu said that he and his motives in the first instance, internally, wanted to let you know. Various ministers have at Romanian media said that during a regeringsbijeenkomst on Friday night, there have been mutual accusations of negligence in the planning for the EU presidency.

Negrescu had a good reputation with the European social-democrats, in contrast to other PSD-politicians, that critics are accused of the fight against corruption to want to thwart.

Directly responsible for the relations with the EU, in addition to the minister for European Affairs, also the minister for EU funds, Rovana Plumb and the minister of Foreign Affairs, Teodor Melescanu.

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