Marcel Ciolacu

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Marcel Ciolacu added : "We cannot continue with an outdated and unfair system that generates economic imbalance and social inequality," External link

BulgariaTelegraph-en Monday, July 4, 2022 3:35:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "I am convinced that the interest of the British Royal House for Romania, which has been highlighted in recent years by the constant, active presence of Prince Charles, will continue to be capitalized upon in key areas, whether we are talking about the green economy, education or joint economic projects," External link

agerpres-en Friday, June 10, 2022 7:25:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “I support a speedy investigation by the International Criminal Court,” External link

actionnewsjax Tuesday, April 5, 2022 4:52:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "I support a speedy investigation by the International Criminal Court," External link

startribune Tuesday, April 5, 2022 4:03:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “I support a speedy investigation by the International Criminal Court,” External link

wral Tuesday, April 5, 2022 3:56:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “I support a speedy investigation by the International Criminal Court,” External link

denverpost Tuesday, April 5, 2022 3:25:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “I support a speedy investigation by the International Criminal Court,” External link

wftv Tuesday, April 5, 2022 1:51:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “I support a speedy investigation by the International Criminal Court,” External link

seattlepi Tuesday, April 5, 2022 12:55:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “I support a speedy investigation by the International Criminal Court,” External link

wral Tuesday, April 5, 2022 12:30:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "I support a speedy investigation by the International Criminal Court," External link

startribune Tuesday, April 5, 2022 12:29:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “I support a speedy investigation by the International Criminal Court,” External link

ABCnews Monday, April 4, 2022 11:39:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "I support a speedy investigation by the International Criminal Court," External link

startribune Monday, April 4, 2022 11:39:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “I support a speedy investigation by the International Criminal Court,” External link

wral Monday, April 4, 2022 11:19:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “I support a speedy investigation by the International Criminal Court,” External link

seattlepi Monday, April 4, 2022 11:11:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “I support a speedy investigation by the International Criminal Court,” External link

wsoctv Monday, April 4, 2022 11:04:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “I support a speedy investigation by the International Criminal Court,” External link

boston Monday, April 4, 2022 10:47:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “I support a speedy investigation by the International Criminal Court,” External link

wftv Monday, April 4, 2022 10:44:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu says ( about Sergey Stanishev ) : "Today I spoke with the president of the European Socialists, Sergei Stanishev, about the coordination of our European political family amid the situation in Ukraine, the wave of refugees and the economic and social consequences for our citizens. In this context, one of the joint actions must be in the direction of requesting financial support from the EU for Romania and the other member states now in the front line" External link

mediafax-en Sunday, March 6, 2022 12:08:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu concludes : "PSD will continue to actively promote these goals at European level, through its MEPs and through its European political family, so that the effective management of the refugee crisis is done at the same time as accessing a solid financial package to compensate for economic losses, especially in the energy field" External link

mediafax-en Sunday, March 6, 2022 12:08:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "In general, I believe that the Fundamental Law must strengthen the institutions so that we have a state capable of guaranteeing the rights and freedoms of its citizens. (...) Secondly, I believe that an effective government system is one that generates a mutual control between state powers and does not allow any institutional actor to concentrate power in its hands. Unfortunately, this fundamental principle has not always found its application in practice in Romania. I have often witnessed a process of personalization of power. Those who have come to hold various positions in the state have shaped the institution according to their own desires and interests. Eventually, this coercion has led to a disruption of the balance between state powers and to conflict. We need to think whether it is time to overcome the anguish of the communist dictatorship in what regards the state and the role of the president," External link

agerpres-en Monday, December 6, 2021 9:18:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu says : "I think that such a thing is not possible" External link

mediafax-en Monday, November 29, 2021 11:02:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu announces : "Today (Tuesday) will be formed, I think, the team that will start to standardize the two governing programs, of PNL and PSD. But it will be a meeting with UDMR and minorities, because this alliance will be formed, if successful, from PSD, PNL, UDMR and minorities" External link

mediafax-en Monday, November 29, 2021 11:02:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “It’s time to prove to Romanians that they can have a government that works for them,” External link

news4jax Friday, November 26, 2021 12:38:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “It’s time to prove to Romanians that they can have a government that works for them,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, November 25, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "It's time to prove to Romanians that they can have a government that works for them," External link

startribune Thursday, November 25, 2021 7:17:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “It’s time to prove to Romanians that they can have a government that works for them,” External link

wsoctv Thursday, November 25, 2021 6:53:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “It’s time to prove to Romanians that they can have a government that works for them,” External link

actionnewsjax Thursday, November 25, 2021 6:32:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “It’s time to prove to Romanians that they can have a government that works for them,” External link

beaumontenterprise Thursday, November 25, 2021 4:43:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “It’s time to prove to Romanians that they can have a government that works for them,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 25, 2021 3:39:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu told : "We have completed the talks on the political structure of the future government," External link

afp-en Sunday, November 21, 2021 9:23:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "We have made a decision at the National Standing Bureau convention to meet the prime minister-designate. It is normal to meet the prime minister-designate, as this is a rather difficult moment that Romania is going through," External link

agerpres-en Friday, October 22, 2021 10:21:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "Selfishness, arrogance, and lack of commitment have brought us into this dramatic situation," External link

euronews-en Friday, October 22, 2021 10:19:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “Selfishness, arrogance and lack of commitment have brought us into this dramatic situation,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, October 20, 2021 5:10:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “Selfishness, arrogance and lack of commitment have brought us into this dramatic situation,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, October 20, 2021 4:08:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “Selfishness, arrogance and lack of commitment have brought us into this dramatic situation,” External link

missoulian Wednesday, October 20, 2021 2:46:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “Selfishness, arrogance and lack of commitment have brought us into this dramatic situation,” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, October 20, 2021 2:17:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “Selfishness, arrogance and lack of commitment have brought us into this dramatic situation,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, October 20, 2021 1:51:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “Selfishness, arrogance and lack of commitment have brought us into this dramatic situation,” External link

ABCnews Wednesday, October 20, 2021 1:38:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu : "PSD nu va vota niciodată un nou Guvern ZERO. Am dat jos Guvernul Cîțu cu o moțiune de cenzură în care am criticat și prestația miniștrilor USR. PNL și USR au distrus cot la cot România timp de un an de zile. Toată România știe acest lucru! Să se voteze partenerii alianței pierzătorilor între ei! Altfel, este clar că în actuala conjunctură nu se poate forma o majoritate stabilă care să guverneze eficient România" External link

hotnews-en Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:59:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "At this time, the head of state, President Iohannis, must intervene and realize, admit the stupid things done, realize that we have an immense vulnerability, as a state, in regards to sovereignty and to everything. This government cannot continue. It must fall tomorrow," External link

agerpres-en Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:12:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote ( about Olaf Scholz ) : “I congratulate Olaf Scholz and the German Social Democrats for their huge victory in the federal election,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Saturday, October 2, 2021 11:00:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu added : “The left-wing has a real chance to lead Germany’s destiny over the next years and return a social and human dimension to Europe,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Saturday, October 2, 2021 11:00:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu afirmă : ”Dacă tu nu ştii să faci un parteneriat cu românii, cu autorităţile locale, să cobori la ei, să le explici. Ce au făcut? Videoclipuri. Ciţu, alias Brad Pitt, Turcan se credea Sophia Loren şi Oros Belmondo. Ce efecte să aibă un videoclip cu ei. Aici trebuiau să vină toţi oamenii de cultură, profesorii să explice, trebuia o chestie concentrată, nu oamenii politici” External link

hotnews-en Tuesday, June 22, 2021 10:39:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu told : "Do you see me, or Paul Stanescu, Alfred Simonis, Sorin Grindeanu, ever backing Mrs. Turcan, Mr. Citu to stay on in a minority government? I tell you not. When in normal Romania - as per Mr. Iohannis's promise - but you violate the spirit of the Constitution and strip the election winners of the right to propose the Prime Minister, you must assume the consequences. I don't think it would be a catastrophe if, for the first time in 30 years, Romania held early elections. Bulgaria is holding them too. Anyway, the National Recovery and Resilience Plan needs to be renegotiated, a lot of emergency ordinances must be referred to Parliament for amendment," External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 18, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "We care about the fate of the Romanians. We don't care who will win the PNL leadership, because whoever that will be - either Ludovic Orban or Florin Citu, he will be just as harmful for Romania; they have both proven their administrative capacity, because one of them is the sitting Prime Minister, the other was Prime Minister and you see what happens. (...) We are not hypocrites, we own up to the past, our ability to change the future is important, but we can only do this together with the Romanians," External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 18, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "I decided that there is a green Friday and together with mayor Baluta, today, I came with Zoe (an electric car, ed. n.), I borrowed Zoe. Next time we will all arrive with our own electric Dacia, I ordered it and it will be among the first 10 electric Dacia in Romania. I hope that the mayors, and I am encouraging local authorities, to purchase such electric vehicles, especially electric vehicles made in Romania," External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 4, 2021 11:06:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "It's the cheapest car on the market, it's an electric car made here, at Mioveni. It is the first acquisition, because they have a limited lot and later on we will try to get one electric Dacia for each of our branches," External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 4, 2021 11:06:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "Mr. Citu, this time you had nowhere to run. Outside, farmers are waiting for you to tell them why agriculture receives zero euros through the PNRR. (...) It is a great shame that the Prime Minister of Romania must be forced to come to Parliament to present a plan that will influence Romania for the next 5 years. (...) Until the last moment you wanted to hide from the Romanians the truth behind the PNRR and not even today have you made public the plan for all Romanians. (...) Do you even know what you are backing in this plan, honorable PNL Members of Parliament? Mr. Orban [PNL chairman], have you seen this plan? (...) Mr. Barna [Deputy Prime Minister and Co-chairman of the USR PLUS alliance], how many relatives do you have on the waiting list for the PNRR projects? Everything the PSD has asked of you was transparency, decentralization and concrete support for Romanian companies. (...) PSD delivered Romania from the IMF loans, and the current PNL - USR PLUS Government will bring them back to the country. You are using the PNRR to justify your austerity and future agreement with the IMF. This is where you will get," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, May 26, 2021 9:27:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Commission ) : "We all know that the PNRR has been rejected twice by the European Commission. We welcome the decision of Prime Minister Citu to invite us today. We have no problem coming to the Government, because we are talking about a national plan for Romania and Romanians. That is what I came with our social partners, for this is not a plan of a political party or not even of a Government. It is a plan that must change the lives of Romanians," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Commission ) : "I think the time is over with the presentation in the Romanian Parliament, this is already agreed with European Commissioners and the European Commission, including the President of the Commission wrote us a letter that it is normal for this plan to be presented in Parliament," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu added : "Such a reform should have been included in PNRR, sustainable and to prove to the people that we are ending a cycle. The company took on a young person without any qualifications. It gives the person a 12-24 months to acquire a qualification. You, the state, support this qualification or the costs of it and then the person is paid over the minimum wage," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "PNRR must be presented in Parliament. There is no requirement for a vote to exist. Some states have had this ultimately generic vote. We believe the most important thing is for it to be presented. The social partners of the PSD, the experts inside the party and myself will have a meeting, it seems, at the Romanian Government together with the Prime Minister and the Minister of European Funds," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, May 19, 2021 11:30:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "They asked for the disbanding of SIIJ. The magistrates came out and said disbanding the SIIJ was the most foolish to do. It has been boycotted by [former Justice minister] Mr. Predoiu and the current minister, not to function, to prove that it is not efficient. (...) After the magistrates, the CSM [Supreme Council of Magistracy] gave a negative opinion, the [Justice] Minister said that he would appeal to the Venice Commission, waiting for an answer from the Venice Commission. Two weeks later the minister said - we are going with the initiative in Parliament on the fast forward, we are no longer waiting for the opinion of the Venice Commission. What are we going to find out tonight? The SIIJ investigation, because the head of the district electoral office was a magistrate and the investigation is carried out by SIIJ, we find that Mrs. Clotilde actually lost the election. (...) There are 220 bags left to count, but the electoral trend is very clear, Mr. Tudorache [PSD member] won the election and then, when the SIIJ is disbanded, this investigation is being shut down, too," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:11:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote : "I consider that Romania needs to take on France's model as well, so that the National Recovery and Resilience Plan be presented in Parliament. Returning to a normal life is an absolute priority, but it is crucial to look at what our European partners are doing on an economic plan in order to not miss a historical chance for developing and reforming Romania," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, March 23, 2021 9:45:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "We consider that the attitude of the Prime Minister and the Minister of Health is not a normal one in the middle of a pandemic. It is unacceptable for them to argue daily, to bring daily accusations, it is abnormal to continue with these lies, with misinformation that there were or there weren't certain batches, when even MPs or mayors of large municipalities were vaccinated with these vaccines, and the vaccination campaign coordinator said that this batch did not exist. It is unacceptable to try by lying and misinformation, instead of trying to have a clear attitude and to tell only the truth, in order to be credible in the eyes of Romanians, through manipulation to lead such a vaccination campaign," External link

roumanie-en Friday, March 12, 2021 9:18:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote : "Our country is slipping into an undemocratic path, and as the leader of the Romanian opposition I have a responsibility to do everything in my power to help the Romanians and defend our European democratic values," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:25:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Liberal Parti ) : “The most important projects included in this plan are targeting only those local authorities that were won in the local election by the National Liberal Party,” “It is a well-known fact that the major source of migration from Romania comes from certain regions, such as those in the southern part of Moldova or Muntenia, and the resilience plan tends to ignore these areas,” External link

euractiv-en Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:23:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “They were the most difficult ones to convince that we have the goodwill to reform the party and that we want to go back to the true values of the European left movement,” External link

euractiv-en Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:23:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu told ( about Liberal Parti ) : "Mr Prime Minister, you spoke for about 10 minutes. During all this time you got Romania indebted by 600,000 euro; 1,000 euros per second, money stolen from the pockets of every Romanian that will be paid for by our children and grandchildren. Mr Citu, you have no money to give the back pay to the miners in Jiu Valley, who have barricaded themselves underground for 7 days, although in the election campaign you found 2 billion for the National Liberal Party (PNL) mayors. Electoral bribe! You got that money from nowhere. Mr Citu, I am telling to your face: Give people their money! Urgently! Don't mistreat them anymore! It's their hard-earned money. That’s the least you can do, since you have no vision at all! That's why all you can do is come before Parliament with a budget of austerity; a budget of poverty. A budget that does not offer any development perspective to Romania," External link

roumanie-en Monday, February 22, 2021 8:32:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu told ( about Renate Weber ) : "Renate Weber is an institution among the institutions of the rule of law, the Ombudsman, the Constitutional Court (CCR). Why would you start attacking? She has tenure. Why would you come out to attack a certain tenure? Definitely, if they force removing Mrs Renate Weber, we will challenge the decision. And I will definitely address the family of European socialists first and foremost and not just for this attack, which in the end is an attack at the rule of law. You don't have the necessary justifications to come up with something like that. Maybe we have forgotten about those ordinances issued at night without taking into account the rights and freedoms of Romanians, in violation of the Constitution. You are not allowed, regardless of whether it is a state of war, a pandemic, to set such a precedent as President Iohannis created by supporting a political party. He has crossed a red line. Renate Weber came and said - I understand there is a pandemic, but do not cross the red line by violating rights and freedoms," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, February 17, 2021 9:24:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu added ( about Renate Weber ) : "The Ombudsman is very important in that area, and Mrs Renate Weber has come out and challenged all the decisions, the ordinances. I assume that they conducted some opinion polls and saw what personality or institution to attack and it has emerged from the polls that the most vulnerable would be Mrs Renate Weber, who is not a communicator, she does not do talk shows, she represents the Ombudsman. They are still playing in the electoral logic, they have nothing to do with the government," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, February 17, 2021 9:24:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Liberal Parti ) : “The most important projects included in this plan are targeting only those local authorities that were won in the local election by the National Liberal Party,” “It is a well-known fact that the major source of migration from Romania comes from certain regions, such as those in the southern part of Moldova or Muntenia, and the resilience plan tends to ignore these areas,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Friday, February 12, 2021 10:35:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “They were the most difficult ones to convince that we have the goodwill to reform the party and that we want to go back to the true values of the European left movement,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Friday, February 12, 2021 10:35:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "Undoubtedly, apart from the deep emotional charge, memory helps us to better understand the past, to learn its much needed lessons so that such horrors never repeat. Unfortunately, the present proves that extremism and fundamentalism are difficult to root out. On the contrary, the challenges posed by the pandemic carry the potential of intensifying them. That is why it is all the more necessary to unite our efforts towards good understanding and coexistence, solidarity, harmony and social peace. Let us not forget that hate and division have never brought benefits," External link

roumanie-en Friday, January 22, 2021 8:34:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu told : "We have completed our draft national budget for 2021 that we will unveil at a later date and that is also sustainable. It will prioritise consumption and investment for the most part. We will show Romanians that there is enough money to increase pensions and allowances, with a massive halt to the theft of public money that has been happening for a year. We will show that there is no need amidst an economic crisis to sell Romanian companies, their assets amount to approximately - let all Romanians know what we are talking about, the robbery which will follow - we are talking about 10 billion euros. We have Hidroelectrica, Nuclearelectrica, Bucharest Airport, CEC. They want to sell their shares. France, Germany, very many countries - it seems to me Poland as well, let alone Hungary - have banned by law selling stocks. Moreover, Germany has given the government the opportunity to buy a company if it is a national brand and goes bankrupt," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:44:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "These companies have a profit of one billion euros and the prime minister is selling them because he has no money," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:44:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "The National Council will start; it will be an opening of the party in all the counties to new people. The first stage was with the tickets for the general election. We are preparing a shadow government; that is what happens in a consolidated democracy. We will bring much more women to the shadow cabinet. We will unveil it immediately after May 1," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:44:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "In the public interventions you have had in recent weeks, you have unequivocally pre-pronounced on the Prime Minister's designation. Ignoring the citizens' will, expressed by democratic vote, you have publicly announced both before the elections and after the elections that you have already made the decision to appoint in this position a representative of the parties that lost in the vote of 6 December 2020. Therefore, the discussions that you are about to have today with the political parties only mimic the principle of constitutional consultation which you referred to in your invitation. Basically, what is going to happen today at the Cotroceni Palace is an offensive masquerade against democracy, an act of defiance of the citizens who participated in the parliamentary election," External link

agerpres-en Tuesday, December 22, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu added : "We refuse to validate through our presence this political circus that is beginning to resemble more and more the CDR (Democratic Convention of Romania) government from 1996 to 2000. Instead, we will make a decisive opposition in the Romanian Parliament and use all political, legal and constitutional means to defend the interests of the citizens who gave us their trust in the last elections," External link

agerpres-en Tuesday, December 22, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "In the public interventions you have had in recent weeks, you have unequivocally pre-pronounced on the Prime Minister's designation. Ignoring the citizens' will, expressed by democratic vote, you have publicly announced both before the elections and after the elections that you have already made the decision to appoint in this position a representative of the parties that lost in the vote of 6 December 2020. Therefore, the discussions that you are about to have today with the political parties only mimic the principle of constitutional consultation which you referred to in your invitation. Basically, what is going to happen today at the Cotroceni Palace is an offensive masquerade against democracy, an act of defiance of the citizens who participated in the parliamentary election," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu added : "We refuse to validate through our presence this political circus that is beginning to resemble more and more the CDR (Democratic Convention of Romania) government from 1996 to 2000. Instead, we will make a decisive opposition in the Romanian Parliament and use all political, legal and constitutional means to defend the interests of the citizens who gave us their trust in the last elections," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Klaus Iohannis ) : "PSD will not attend the cheap circus led by President Iohannis. We have decided today that PSD won't go to the consultations at the Cotroceni Palace. That gang of losers only enjoys a circumstantial majority, this new CDR [Romanian Democratic Convention was an electoral alliance of several centre-right political parties in Romania, active from 1991 until 2000 - editor's note] has no legitimacy before Romanians, before their vote and their options for Prime Minister. As I have already said before, PSD will fully enter opposition. And we will make a tough opposition, for Romanians deserve to be represented by PSD, and we already see that the current CDR has no solution to the health crisis, or for the economic crisis. We will wait and see the governing programme of the new CDR and, not last, we will wait to see the state budget, which will for sure be one of austerity," External link

agerpres-en Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "More than that, he anticipated what coalition he wanted to lead Romania, the coalition of losers, and that he wanted a new Government of his own," External link

agerpres-en Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "We go today to the Cotroceni [Presidential Palace] with a clear mandate given by Romanians. The electorate has punished the former government led by Mr. Orban and by President Iohannis. President Iohannis, today, must understand the fact that he lost these elections and must accept the PSD nomination, in the person of Prof. Dr. Alexandru Rafila, so that he can be the future Prime Minister-designate. We will hand to the President the PSD governing programme as well. I am firmly convinced that he will find the path in this governing programme to also designate Mr. Rafila as Prime Minister," External link

roumanie-en Monday, December 14, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu told ( about Alexandru Rafila ) : "We spoke only of the option of a national union Government. (...) The President said that the PSD proposal, Alexandru Rafila, is an honorable proposal. I mentioned the fact that those ridiculous negotiations, sidelining the Constitution, from Villa Lac 1 do not have their place in a real democracy. I have insisted that Romania is going through a complicated period, both in terms of the pandemic, the health crisis and the economic crisis, and we cannot allow ourselves a fragile majority in Parliament and we consider that a Government of national union is currently the best solution for Romania. Usually, in this political construction, the party that won the elections must appoint the prime minister in the person of Mr. Rafila," External link

roumanie-en Monday, December 14, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "I expect Orban's resignation, it's what Romanians have asked for with their votes" External link

digitaljournal Monday, December 7, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "I expect Orban's resignation, it's what Romanians have asked for with their votes" External link

afp-en Monday, December 7, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "I expect Orban's resignation, it's what Romanians have asked for with their votes" External link

digitaljournal Monday, December 7, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "I expect Orban's resignation, it's what Romanians have asked for with their votes" External link

afp-en Monday, December 7, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "I voted today for the Romanians to take their lives back, I voted today for Romania to have a concrete plan and specialists capable of managing the pandemic and the economic crisis. I voted for those who need pensions, allowances, opened schools, but I also voted against incompetence and indolence. I voted for Romanian producers, for Romanian companies and I urge all Romanians to come to the polls today. It is a crucial vote for the following four years" External link

roumanie-en Sunday, December 6, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu claims ( about Electoral Authority ) : "14,000 of the 35,800 postal votes did not reach the AEP (Permanent Electoral Authority). The fault is Posta Romana, whose director is another liberal politruc" External link

roumanie-en Sunday, December 6, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu : "PSD este singura alternativă la dezastrul lui Orban. PSD va câștiga alegerile. Avem specialiști și un plan pentru sănătate și economie aplicabil din prima zi. Cred că Partidul Social Democrat va avea numărul cel mai mare de parlamentari din viitorul Parlament al României. Conform Constituției, partidul care cei mai mulți parlamentari este invitat primul la Cotroceni, merge cu o propunere de prim-ministru, președintele îl desemnează și acest prim-ministru desemnat are 10 zile să-și creioneze viitorul guvern. Ultima oară s-a întâmplat tot cu Guvernul său, Guvernul Cioloș, aceeași procedură a fost”. Tot în ultima parte a campaniei electorale, strategia PSD a fost să evite atacul frontal asupra PNL. Liderii social-democrați au preferat să vorbească despre specialiștii pe care îi au, despre măsurile imediate pe care le vor lua dacă ajung la guvernare folosind constant ca referință decizile luate de Guvernul PNL. Pe partea organizatorică, PSD a schimbat majoritatea reprezentanților din secțiile de votare. " External link

hotnews-en Saturday, December 5, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu told ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "One of the things I am taking issue with Orban now is that he lacks the ability to make the difference between November last year, when he came with the first government - although his second ruling line-up was actually the same - and the challenges that came after March with this pandemic, his inability to change according to the Romanians' needs and priorities. You simply cannot carry on with no reshuffle, with the same people who kept us locked up in our homes for 60 days; 60 days on, the hospitals are still unprepared, we keep the schools closed for 6 months, open them because we have local elections and then we close them again. There is no prevention, there is no vision, more than that, we have moved away from everything that is happening in Europe, from the decisions that are taken in Europe, where, for example, schools remained open; schools stayed open even during wartime, no one has allowed himself to do this until now," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, December 2, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "When you are incapable, shutting everything down is the easiest avenue, going to extremes instead of looking for solutions. Why did the markets close? If they closed them, didn't this overcrowd the supermarkets? (...) It's a matter of logic, they should have asked the mayors to create more flying markets, to spread the people so that they don't catch the virus," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, December 2, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu stated ( about Valentin Lazea ) : "According to the legislation in force, the National Bank of Romania is an independent institution and, from this perspective, any public remark, made by any member of the BNR leadership, starts from the premise that it has no political character, that it is based on objective realities and it reflects the level of professionalism and decency specific to the central bank. In reality, however, there can be no distinction between personal and professional statements made on behalf of the institution when it comes to a BNR specialist with notoriety and position. All statements made by BNR officials yield effects, whether made in their personal capacity or from the official desk. Consequently, the recent opinion of Valentin Lazea - the BNR chief economist - on the reduction by 20% of the salaries, by decreasing the working week to 4 days, caused a real concern among the public opinion, attentive to any communication from the central bank. This concern could not be ignored by the Social Democratic Party, as a supporter and defender of the people who earn their living through work" External link

roumanie-en Monday, November 23, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu mentioned : "The current situation is comparable to that of 2009-2010, when Mr Lucian Croitoru was your adviser and, appointed Prime Minister, publicly promoted the 'solution' of wage cuts, subsequently applied by the Basescu-Boc government, with the same 'right wing' approach as the current, Iohannis-Orban one. I assure you, Mr. Governor, that PSD does not 'encroach on' either the neutrality or the apolitical character of the BNR. And highlighting some warnings of great importance for the country's population, without having changed their meaning or altered their content, coming from BNR experts, does not send, in any case, any political message similar to the one posted on Facebook by the director of the Financial Stability Directorate of the BNR, Mr. Eugen Radulescu," External link

roumanie-en Monday, November 23, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "The number of victims of the Piatra Neamt tragedy, which unfortunately is increasing, is the expression of the Government's national failure to manage the pandemic! 36 hours after the tragedy, none of the rulers assumes any responsibility. Moreover, Orban and the PNL (National Liberal Party) try to blame the local authorities, as they have done throughout the pandemic, they try to blame the ministers of the last 30 years, the whole world, actually, in order to elude responsibility. They left the entire burden of the pandemic on the shoulders of the mayors and presidents of county councils, without helping them at all," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "They are not to blame for your aberrant decisions. The doctors are the ones who save lives, not you. They must be helped to do their job, instead of being harassed like this," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote : "Ordinary manipulation and the lie of the PNL [the National Liberal Party] must come to an end! Here are the opinions and the DSP authorization which demonstrate that the ATI section on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Neamt County Hospital was operating in legality. Orban and the prefect of Neamt must stop with the lies, out of respect for those who died there!" External link

roumanie-en Monday, November 16, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu told ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "Every Romanian has understood why Ludovic Orban and his incompetent government do not make the budget public. If they stay in power, they will increase the VAT and sell everything that's left valuable in the state's assets, all the profitable Romanian companies. They will do the only thing they know - cut wages and axe jobs. I am sure that the IMF will be here in January if this inept and visionless government remains in office," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 10, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu : "Am luat decizia ca niciun penal să fie pe listele PSD. Am luat decizia să deschidem partidul. Am hotărât ca prioritatea nr. 1 să fie depășirea acestei crize sanitare. Sunt mulți medici care continuă să opereze și să meargă la Parlament. Medicii rămân în sistem. (...)Anumite abuzuri au existat, PSD nu a găsit cei mai buni comunicatori. A fost o greșeală fatală pentru noi, românii ne-au sancționat. Dar acum am adus o nouă garnitură de specialiști din sistemul public și cel privat. Sunt ferm convins că în legislație nu vor mai fi făcute abuzuri" External link

hotnews-en Saturday, November 7, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "Beside this world health crisis, with more and more drastic and disastrous overtones in what regards Romania, and as if that much bad luck wasn't enough, we're also cursed to have the most incompetent and corrupt Government after the Revolution, it's going to be a complicated period. Today is the first day of campaign, and from what I understand from the President of Romania, who has no other obsession than to organize the parliamentary elections on December 6, it's possible that on Monday this electoral campaign be over. We are all expecting some explanations for the restrictions announced yesterday in the Government sitting and how this electoral campaign will take place, so that the rights and liberties of Romanians are not infringed by normative acts that the Government has no right to issue," External link

roumanie-en Friday, November 6, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "We understand the necessity for some restrictions. I want to remind you that Professor Rafila has been announcing for nearly three months that we must impose these restrictions, especially in what regards public transportation. We can be only glad that, in the end, the Government will impose certain restrictions and a certain schedule for the workplace presence, both in the public and the private sector. We don't understand why they had to be taken with such delay and the more we don't take measures in real time and we wait to reach 10,000 infections per day, the restrictions will be all the more painful and have a much deeper impact on the national economy. I maintain my opinion that this is the most incompetent and corrupt government since the Revolution. It has no coherence in the decisions it makes, it only takes them depending on political interests, but I announce them that regardless of how much they want to intimidate or scare Romanians, Romanians already know that they cannot continue the next four years with this government composed of Orban, Citu, Raluca Turcan, Ms. Anisie (...). I don't believe we are so cursed as to have for another four years such a government led by a Prime Minister so overmatched in what regards the health crisis, as in what regards the economic crisis," External link

roumanie-en Friday, November 6, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Liberal Parti ) : "The priorities of the Social Democratic Party in this moment are to protect Romanians and to stop this pandemic. Under no circumstance, even if we entered the electoral campaign, will there be political decisions taken within the Social Democratic Party based on the political interests of the party. We will maintain ourselves on the Romanians' agenda. We came, at the national level, with a team with integrity. We took a historical decision for all political parties in Romania, we took the decision that no corrupt person will run for the dignity to be an MP on the lists of the Social Democratic Party, we made the decision to open up the party to specialists confirmed both on the national and on the international level, in the domain of healthcare, as well as in the domain of economy and, not least, in the education area. We believed that the dynamic of things will be alert and it's obvious that the current Government is out of its depth and they have a single purpose: fooling Romanians on December 6, holding these elections you can see in what conditions. I repeat, Romanians will teach the National Liberal Party a lesson on December 6 and I believe it's obvious for everyone where Romania is headed, we are headed in a totally, totally wrong direction," External link

roumanie-en Friday, November 6, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Liberal Parti ) : "The President of Romania should weigh the opportunity of the elections on December 6 very well and listen to the advice of the specialists. From what I can see, the President's theory is to hold the election, no matter how many [COVID-19] deaths we have a day and no matter how many infections. I am waiting today at 13:00hrs to see if the threshold of 6,000 infections has not been exceeded today. If we keep talking about elections and, in a week's time, the election campaign, taking into account that we have 6,000 infections a day, it means that something is not working in the Romanian state or the President and the National Liberal Party (PNL) and the incumbent government have other priorities than the priorities of the Romanians, who are health at the moment. My opinion is to listen to what the specialists say," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, October 29, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu told : "The power to postpone elections is not vested with PSD. I continue, by virtue of my position as speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, to have discussions with all party leaders. Everyone has the same concern, except for PNL and the president of Romania. As you know they are hell-bent on having the election. I have heard about a decision by the minister of education, who is also a PNL candidate, for the schools to close in Bucharest. If this double standard - closing schools yet holding the election - seems normal to you it is because it is the normal Romania promised by the President of Romania while electioneering. We are waiting for the promulgation of the law that gives Parliament the power to establish the date of the elections," External link

roumanie-en Monday, October 19, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote ( about Alexandru Rafila ) : "Romania is going through the worst health and economic crisis in history. A competent and responsible government would have worked with specialists to break Romania out of deadlock. Unfortunately, this has not happened and our country is close to a disaster. We must change that. The new PSD has assumed that the Romanians' agenda will always be theirs. The new PSD team means people who are honest, professional and recognized in their fields of activity, as is Dr. Rafila, and many others who will enter the future Parliament," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, October 17, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Liberal Parti ) : "The results of yesterday (Sunday, ed. n.)'s vote show us that the PSD is on the right track. The PSD will continue to present and propose concrete solutions and projects for citizens. Romania needs an alternative to what it is now for democracy in Romania, it needs a strong left-wing party with vision, modern and adapted to the new requirements of the moment. The PSD succeeded in a short time and through a reconstruction program to go from a score of 20 pct to a score of over 30 pct. At the moment, the PSD has the largest number of county councils and the largest number of elected mayors. People who have been in public office for too long, whether they were from the PSD or the PNL (National Liberal Party, ed. n.), have been sanctioned by Romanians," External link

roumanie-en Monday, September 28, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "For four years, both the municipality and the county will be in the hands of some real administrators and they will certainly continue the development of both the municipality and the county, I hope that at the same pace as they have developed in the last four years. I am firmly convinced that also the people of Bucharest today will choose continuity and the people who have been with them during this difficult time and will vote for the people who have achievements and do not make promises. I believe that the period of humiliation towards doctors, teachers, children, parents and grandparents (...) ends today in Romania" External link

roumanie-en Sunday, September 27, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu added : "Our decision regarding candidates in the parliamentary election has already been made public: there will be no candidate for parliamentary elections with criminal problems on the PSD lists. Secondly, there will be no candidate on the PSD lists who does not go through the filter of the National Council," External link

roumanie-en Friday, September 25, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu told ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "No county seat municipality run by a PSD mayor has received any money. We are not talking about Orban's money, we are not talking about President Iohannis' money or about the normal Romania that President Iohannis promised us. We are talking about our money - both mine, and yours, which is temporarily managed by the Prime Minister of Romania - which, instead of directing it to the real problems of Romanians and the priorities of Romanians, he used to buy mayors or parliamentarians," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "I have discussed with my colleagues in what regards political alliances and we have made the decision, being the last day the Central Electoral Bureau accepts political alliance agreements, that the PSD will go alone in these parliamentary elections. What tipped the balance greatly was that we did not have any electoral alliance for the local elections. As you know, the National Political Council is also made up, besides organization chairs, of the mayors of large cities and the chairmen of county councils, and they are in local battles with the other political formations in the counties they represent, and I believe that tipped the balance a lot, as they are political adversaries with Pro Romania, as well as with ALDE [Alliance of Liberals and Democrats] and the PPU-SL [Humanist Power Party - Social Liberal]," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “There’s nothing to reschedule, it failed. We struggled to form a 233-seat parliament majority and we failed” External link

news18 Monday, August 31, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “There’s nothing to reschedule, it failed. We struggled to form a 233-seat parliament majority and we failed” External link

news18 Monday, August 31, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu told : "He is one of the options considered at the moment and he is a man who deserves to have this proposal," External link

roumanie-en Monday, August 31, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu added : "President Klaus Iohannis made a big mistake for failing to come up, when the coronavirus crisis started, with a government of national union. Romania would have looked completely different now. (...) There were all the political forces involved in this effort, not just the PSD and the National Liberal Party (PNL); it would have been another much more coherent communication and I am sure that that government would not have moved away from the Romanians' agenda. He made a major mistake. A president back then should have placed the interest of the Romanians above the interest of the PNL and only the political agenda of the PNL," External link

roumanie-en Monday, August 31, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The PSD MPs will vote tomorrow for the censure motion! The Orban Government must leave, it has already caused too much damage. I expect our partners be serious as well and their MPs vote for the dismissal of this government. The statements concerning arrangements or occult deals are not serious and do not count as votes," External link

roumanie-en Sunday, August 30, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote : "The motion of censure will be up for a vote on Monday - August 31! The Orban government must leave !!!" External link

roumanie-en Thursday, August 27, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "Romania needs a powerful left wing. (...) Today, only the PSD represents the Romanian left and its values. Do we want to remain a conservative party, which rather looks backward to its past, or do we want to transform ourselves into a modern party that looks to the future for progress? Romania society has changed. So have the Romanians' expectations. Do we want to listen to the desires of people and their needs today or do we want to stay prisoner to the old ways of doing politics? PSD will continue to defend our grandparents, those vulnerable, mothers and children, youths who are just now walking their own path. But we must look even further. Let us be close to all Romanians in the middle class!" External link

roumanie-en Saturday, August 22, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "PSD does not have enough votes to pass this censure motion and we are having discussions and negotiations with other leaders with parliamentary representation. And we continue these discussions - that's the political and democratic game. Next week we'll come up with the decision on the date. I am very sure that the motion will pass, but we have to discuss all the details with our partners," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, August 22, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "From my point of view, this is excluded" External link

roumanie-en Saturday, August 22, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu : "PSD arată că are capacitatea de a se adapta noului şi de a fi deschizător încă o dată de drumuri, şi sunt ferm convins că şi restul forţelor politice n-au altă alternativă nici anul acesta, nici anul viitor, de a ţine congrese decât în această formă. Şi ne bucurăm că iarăşi PSD-ul va fi un etalon de organizare a unui congres online. Avem nevoie de o conducere validată de Congres, aleasă de către colegii mei, înaintea a două examene electorale importante - respectiv alegerile locale şi alegerile generale. (...) Anul viitor, cum este şi normal, va avea loc un congres ordinar, cu alegeri de la bază către vârf în sistemul piramidal clasic" External link

hotnews-en Saturday, August 22, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu : "PSD arată că are capacitatea de a se adapta noului şi de a fi deschizător încă o dată de drumuri, şi sunt ferm convins că şi restul forţelor politice n-au altă alternativă nici anul acesta, nici anul viitor, de a ţine congrese decât în această formă. Şi ne bucurăm că iarăşi PSD-ul va fi un etalon de organizare a unui congres online. Avem nevoie de o conducere validată de Congres, aleasă de către colegii mei, înaintea a două examene electorale importante - respectiv alegerile locale şi alegerile generale. (...) Anul viitor, cum este şi normal, va avea loc un congres ordinar, cu alegeri de la bază către vârf în sistemul piramidal clasic" External link

hotnews-en Saturday, August 22, 2020 12:43:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "I remind Prime Minister Ludovic Orban that rights and freedoms, according to the Constitution of Romania, cannot be changed by emergency ordinances, but only by law in the Romanian Parliament" External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu told : "This is the first time when there is no grey in Romanian politics," External link

msn-uk Monday, August 17, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu told : "This is the first time when there is no grey in Romanian politics," External link

trust2 Monday, August 17, 2020 7:41:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "A huge chaos, with a downgraded economy and rampant unemployment, that is Romania after nine months of liberal government, a country adrift, with a government of zero credibility, a government in which the ministers contradict each other to the despair of Romanians who no longer understand anything," External link

roumanie-en Monday, August 17, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "Tonight, the party team will round it up. Tomorrow, as we have promised, we will table it. It is called ‘PNL Government - from pandemic to generalised pandemic. Wealth in the pockets of the PNL cronies, poverty in the pockets of Romanians.' It is signed by 202 lawmakers, the whole PSD floor group," External link

roumanie-en Monday, August 17, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote : "Any form of threat from the Russian Federation is unacceptable! The fact that Romania is and is consolidating itself as the safest country in the region bothers Moscow. This fact is confirmed today by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Let us not forget, however, that history proves us right in our national efforts to be prosperous, free and secure. National security will be further strengthened in the coming months and years, and the 'arc of tension' is generated by the Russians and not by NATO," External link

roumanie-en Friday, August 14, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu added : "After Georgia and Ukraine, everyone understood that, beyond their propaganda with negative effects, Russia regularly acts concretely and violently in the neighbourhood. Romania, in turn, will choose to strengthen key partnerships. A possible additional American presence in Black Sea region would not be in any way contrary to the NATO-Russia Founding Act, but it would be an adequate response to the accelerated militarisation of Crimea and the Black Sea area by the Russian Federation. At the same time we need Romania to become stronger economically, socially and politically in the aftermath of the crises generated by COVID-19," External link

roumanie-en Friday, August 14, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "This is the political program of the PSD team. Together we will go before our colleagues to ask for their trust and support. Every time the others destroyed, PSD came and rebuilt! More than ever, Romania needs a strong and modern Left. Romania needs PSD! Because it needs stability, security, reconstruction and an increase in living standards," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, August 8, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu told : "It is neither the first nor the last time we will table a motion of censure and this motion will be one hundred percent successful. Tabling the motion of censure depends on several factors, first of all on being successful. I have said that when we lodge a motion of censure, the motion of censure will be successful one hundred percent. The moment [of its tabling] is a political decision and is taken in a political forum, namely at a convention of the Executive Committee of the party and in discussions with other political leaders of parties holding seats in the Romanian Parliament," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, July 14, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "It takes 230 votes for a motion of censure to be successful," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, July 14, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote ( about Raed Arafat ) : "With the aid of specialists and civil society, we have built a quarantine law that would even protect Romanians from the pandemic and not cover up abuses! In the morning, I had a meeting in Parliament with Mr Raed Arafat and several fellow lawyers to find the best wording for the new law on quarantine and isolation," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, July 9, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote : "Yesterday, we called for debate civil society experts, who helped us eliminate the Liberal aberrations that threatened the rights and freedoms of the Romanians. Today, after a very applied discussion with Mr Arafat, we are guaranteed that we can cast a final vote on a consistent and efficient law!," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, July 9, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu told : “We will table a motion of censure and this motion of censure will be successful,” External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu told : "We will table a motion of censure and this motion of censure will be successful," External link

roumanie-en Monday, July 6, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "We will have enough votes for this motion to be successful. The vast majority of the leaders of the political groups want this motion to succeed," External link

roumanie-en Monday, July 6, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "We will also present a short-term government programme. We want to show up with a proposal for the prime minister, supported by all political forces. (...) We will table a motion of censure and 100% it will be successful," External link

roumanie-en Monday, July 6, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Liberal Parti ) : "Romanians have begun to realize whom they are dealing with. The government lacks credibility. (...) The prime minister is a pathological liar. (...) Orban no longer has any credibility left. The President of Romania must acknowledge this political failure called Orban and demand his resignation, they [the National Liberal Party] have turned this pandemic into a political game and now this political game is turning against them. (...) I think Orban's resignation would be the most appropriate," External link

roumanie-en Monday, July 6, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote : "The PNL Government produces 600,000 unemployed. In a few months, the liberals destroy everything that had been gained in 3 years with PSD. Official statistics tell us that over 628,000 employment contracts ended permanently in three months of pandemic (March 16 - June 17). Here is the bill for the incompetence of the Iohannis-Orban team in effectively supporting the economy. Practically, in 7 months of office, PNL managed to destroy everything Romania had gained in 3 years of PSD rule, when unemployment had reached an all-time low. Liberals thus throw the country back to the Boc-Basescu government, in 2011. Only in that economic and social nightmare did we have such an unemployment rate of 5.2pct," External link

roumanie-en Friday, July 3, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Marshall Plan ) : "In fact, the only anti-unemployment strategy that works in Romania today is to have a party card with the PNL logo. When people lose their jobs you need a lot of cynicism and nerve to talk about pharaonic investments in two five-year terms. The liberals insist on this farce praised by a minister as 'the PNL's Marshall Plan for Romania'," External link

roumanie-en Friday, July 3, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote ( about Liberal Parti ) : "The postponement of the July 1 lockdown easing phase is a failure of the Liberal government in managing the pandemic. Stop scolding the Romanians, you have been and are anti-role models! The government and Health Minister Tataru blame exclusively the common people for no longer observing social distancing. But they deliberately forget the scandalous public behavior displayed a month ago by the leaders of the National Liberal Party: Orban drinking and smoking at the government headquarters in the company of other officials, and not even now has he learned to put on the mask correctly. [Timisoara mayor] Robu embarked on an electoral circus show at the stadium, kicking about the ball brought by helicopter, in dress shoes and suit, with no distancing and no masks, [Iasi] mayor Chirica and Minister Alexe kicked off the election campaign with hundreds of tent activities, defying even the presidential adage 'you are either cautions or stupid'," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:10:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu : "PSD a propus și vom vota astăzi în Parlament impozitarea drastică a pensiilor speciale! Cu 85%! Toate pensiile din România trebuie aduse la un nivel decent, comparabil cu cele din sistemul public. Acești bani trebuie să se ducă obligatoriu către alocații și pensii și nu în buzunarele clientelei politice a PNL!" External link

hotnews-en Saturday, June 20, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu adds : "At this time, the Ministry of Health was being used to engineer tenders for the home firms of the PNL," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, June 9, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu afirmă ( about Ministerul Sănătăţii ) : "În vremea asta, la Ministerul Sănătăţii se trăgea tun după tun cu licitaţii aranjate pentru firmele de casă ale PNL" External link

hotnews-en Monday, June 8, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Streinu Cercel ) : "Without a free press, President Iohannis's gross lies about Professor Streinu-Cercel or the so-called experiment of reopening schools in France would have remained unsanctioned at the level of public opinion. If the law had not been applied only to the uncomfortable and telling the truth, the presidential website would have long been closed by the state institutions," External link

roumanie-en Monday, May 4, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote : "I firmly ask President Iohannis to come with clear evidence, otherwise, everyone will understand that it is a new lie in the series of those he launched against professor Streinu-Cercel or on the topic of schools reopening in France. I request the SRI and SIE parliamentary control committees to gather next week and convene the heads of intelligence in order to present an official report regarding the false information stated in the public space by President Iohannis. The PSD will file a complaint with the National Council for Combating Discrimination against President Klaus Iohannis for incitement to hatred based on the spreading of false information," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, May 2, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote ( about Klaus Iohannis ) : "Not even a school pupil could imagine that a Romanian, a political party or an organization could ever threaten Romania's integrity. Iohannis' attack is as embarrassing as possible! Nobody gives Transylvania away! Romania is a European Union and NATO member country! Unfortunately, Iohannis is not a European president," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, May 2, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote : "The government has issued the coronavirus tax. It issued 290,000 fines, but only carried out 175,000 tests and no one knows yet the exact number of people tested. Fines worth 570 million lei! Fines handed out in bulk and at will. It's one thing to sanction those who risk spreading the virus, it's another to find fault in the rush to carry out the predetermined fine plan. When one issues 290,000 fines, much more than the coronavirus tests performed, and when their value exceeds the amounts allocated for the medical professionals's protective equipment, it means that the Government has not done its job at all and has put all the pressure on citizens," External link

roumanie-en Friday, May 1, 2020 1:08:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "Let us not let a lie distract us from the real problems of Romania. The draft regarding the autonomy of the Szeklerland was rejected now definitively in the Senate. It was never voted in the Chamber of Deputies, let it be clear. The government sent a point of view only after the term for tacit approval was fulfilled, namely after four months. They sent four words. This blocked the procedure to reject it in the Chamber of Deputies. (...) The President came with a crass attack. Today I had the feeling Vadim Tudor (e.n. - Corneliu Vadim Tudor, former chairman of the far-right Greater Romania Party - PRM) is alive and is the President of Romania," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:41:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote ( about Klaus Iohannis ) : "Today's outburst of President Iohannis shows how low you can stoop in politics. It is an outburst that totally disqualifies the presidential office. I want to remind President Iohannis that he had no reaction when the Romanian ambassador to Budapest was tarnished a few days ago. Had he been a true patriot, he would have defended the Romanian ambassador! President Iohannis knew that PSD was against the bill on the autonomy of the Szeklerland, and that at 14:00hrs this bill would be definitively defeated by the Senate. Same as many other similar bills have been rejected over time. However, he had this anti-Romanian and anti-democratic outburst," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:41:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Klaus Iohannis ) : "I also think that President Iohannis should have been more concerned that his government is letting the forests be cut down. Romanians are expecting from the self-proclaimed pandemic fight banner wearer concrete solutions to their problems, not political fights. Given the situation we are in, the president should be concerned about the fate of Romanians, the protection of living standards, the preservation of jobs, the possibility of postponing their loan repayments, solutions for employees who are forced to leave their children alone at home, instead of political aberrations," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:41:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote ( about Liberal Parti ) : "PSD does not support the law regarding the autonomy of the Szeklerland! PSD will vote against this draft law and it will reject it at once in the Senate, which is the decision-making chamber. In fact, PSD also voted against this draft law in the specialist committees of the Deputies' Chamber. This draft has only received rejections until now. This draft was introduced on the agenda with negative report. More than that, the Government gave an answer and issued a legal opinion after more than two months since requested, after the tacit adoption period had already expired. The committee on administration led by the PNL (National Liberal Party) needed 3 weeks to issue a report on this draft law, while the Standing Bureau of the Chamber warned the committee on administration, in a notification, that the tacit adoption deadline was approaching and they needed to do something," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:41:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "As they came to Parliament while infected we haven't been able to hold any meetings in that precise period when the tacit adoption deadline for this law was met," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:41:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu writes : "It is an exit that totally disqualifies the presidential position!" External link

roumanie-en Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:41:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "We decided to ask the Agriculture Minister to answer publicly to a few questions. Why does he continue to allow the export of cereal if its known Romania will face a penury (...)? What is the quantity of cereal that Romania exported in the state of emergency period? What quantity of cereals is now in the state reserve and for how long would it last for the population? From my information, it's the same quantity left behind by the PSD, mentioned in the normative acts, which is enough for one month. (...) Why have they not returned a single leu from the gas excise for the fourth quarter of 2019? (...) I am firmly convinced the Minister will not answer, just as Minister Citu is doing, so - I decided with my colleagues - we will submit two simple motions, in the Chamber of Deputies and in the Senate, in what regards the Finance and the Agriculture Ministers. Taking into account that Minister Citu has already gone through this procedure in a simple motion in the Senate, for him, this time, we will submit it to the Chamber of Deputies," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu mentioned : "In what regards the website of Mr. Citu, IMM Invest, it was copied from the PSD. You can find it in Government Ordinance 110/2017. Just as Mr. Orban copied the PSD's governing programme, which he used in Parliament, the same thing was done by Mr. Citu. The only issue is that he copied it wrongly. He did not make a very clear convention with the banks that the Finance Ministry is the decision-maker in who accesses this money, we are speaking here of SMEs, we are speaking of 60 pct of the GDP and we are speaking of 60 pct of the employees in Romania. The banks will decide who does and who does not receive these credits. Without a prior approval on the part of the bank, you can access Mr. Citu's website for nothing. Mr. Citu receives on this website some documents, which he sends to the banks for analysis. The same thing could have been done by the Romanian Post. (...) It's a wrong approach," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu says : "The Government did not come up with concrete solutions for population testing and did not present a concrete action plan for restarting the economy and for agriculture. It is obvious that this Government is not interested in transparency and wants to use this state of emergency to continue to behave autocratically. It's not an easy decision at all. We are facing a dilemma in which we must weigh very carefully all the consequences that can occur at the citizen's level" External link

mediafax-en Friday, April 17, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu says : "To vote against prolonging the state of emergency practically means lifting the restrictions imposed by military ordinances. There is a real risk that lifting restrictions especially during Easter will speed up the transmission of coronavirus to the population, and this can lead to more severe cases and unfortunately to more deaths. It is a huge risk that we cannot ignore. PSD still argues that people's health and safety are the most important, but we do not even have a minimum guarantee from the Government that they will test massively and that they will keep things under control" External link

mediafax-en Friday, April 17, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu spune : "Prelungirea stării de urgență #fără o minimă garanție că vor fi luate măsurile corecte și necesare pentru prevenirea unui dezastru economic ar fi o inconștiență totală" External link

hotnews-en Monday, April 13, 2020 3:51:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote ( about Liberal Parti ) : "PNL [National Liberal Party] gives the proof of political maturity today. Challenging at the CCR the social and economic measures initiated by the PSD and voted by all the parliamentary political forces does not hurt the PSD, Mr. Orban, but the Romanians and the Romanian companies that were now waiting for support. I see you are still comparing yourself to Italy and Spain! Then compare yourself also to the social protection measures they have taken and those to save the economy. They are identical - the postponement of loan repayments and payment of utility bills, fiscal facilities for companies or furlough," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, April 7, 2020 1:09:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "It's feasible [the proposal] in other states, in Hungary or other European states, and it's not feasible in Romania?" External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Victor Ponta ) : "We waited first to see what the Government is proposing, we waited, we saw the ordinance (Emergency Ordinance 30/2020 - e.n.). In truth, the PSD proposed that 75% be covered by the state for furlough, however, I saw the conditions proposed so you can benefit from the 75 pct. It's a huge bureaucracy and we will come with amendments when the ordinance comes to Parliament. (...) What we agreed upon and what draft we came with today together with Mr. Tariceanu (ALDE's head) and Mr. Victor Ponta (Pro Romania leader) is very clear. In the ordinance, in order to benefit from the 75 pct, leaving aside the bureaucracy, there was a military order through which a restaurant was closed down and now the owner of the restaurant must ask the state for a paper to confirm that he was shut down through state order, non-sense. The recuperation of the 75 pct for the furlough is done after a month, already many SMEs are having cashflow problems and so we came today with the proposal to not pay for three months CAS (Social Security - e.n), the CASS (Social Health Insurance - e.n.) still be paid, because it goes straight to the health budget and in the next 12 months this CAS be paid in installments. It's a fair proposal," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "And we came with the same proposal, for three months, who desires, who believes they don't have the money they opt for these three months to be paid in installments over the following 12 months. So, that's one thing, it's not populist, it's actually a responsible proposal. It comes after two other proposals," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “don’t deserve this vote, but Romanians deserve a functioning state which can react quickly to the epidemic,” External link

dailyjournal Sunday, March 15, 2020 3:12:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "don't deserve this vote, but Romanians deserve a functioning state which can react quickly to the epidemic," External link

startribune Saturday, March 14, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “don’t deserve this vote, but Romanians deserve a functioning state which can react quickly to the epidemic,” External link

680news Saturday, March 14, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “don’t deserve this vote, but Romanians deserve a functioning state which can react quickly to the epidemic,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, March 14, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "We'll vote for a stable government in Romania. We are no longer talking about the person, we are talking about a government" External link

roumanie-en Saturday, March 14, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "What I promise you as Chamber Speaker is that we will speed up all hearings for the investiture of a new government," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu told : "A surprise is possible. We have to make a political decision which should meet the citizens expectations" External link

mediafax-en Thursday, March 5, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu mentioned : "We took note of the President's and the PNL's desire to prolong this crisis. Last time, we came up with a concrete solution to stop the political crisis. Today, we voiced our availability to vote for a government of specialists or a national union government. (...) We won't vote for any minority government of the PNL," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, February 27, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "It is clear what path they chose, they are forcing for the elections," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, February 27, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "In principle, it remains on February 29, if the situation regarding the coronavirus will not worsen in Romania. (...) If the situation is normal, then we will hold the Congress on February 29" External link

mediafax-en Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:44:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu told : "It was normal for this to happen since there is a ruling of the Constitutional Court which was very clear, with or without reasoning," External link

agerpres-en Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu told : "It was normal for this to happen since there is a ruling of the Constitutional Court which was very clear, with or without reasoning," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:19:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "Today we had a National Standing Bureau meeting, and both my opinion and that of my colleagues was a very clear one: Romania is facing an imminent danger caused by the coronavirus. I think we are entering another political stage where it is time for all politicians and all political forces to return to the agenda of the Romanians, and the Romanian Government must come up with an action plan as quickly as possible for the citizens, an explained one, because at this moment this is the number one priority," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, February 25, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "The PSD's priority at this moment is this imminent danger that we, Romanians are about to face. We have to keep in mind that over 1.5 million Romanians are currently in Italy, an affected country. As we can see, the number of cases is increasing. I hope the Government has taken the necessary steps, even if it has not communicated them," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, February 25, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu mentioned : "Because there is no quorum, I declare the meeting closed," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, February 25, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote : "I continued the series of today's meetings with a constructive discussion that I had with Mr. David Maria Sassoli, President of the European Parliament, on the European budget. We support an increase in cohesion funds and a correct implementation of the common agricultural policy. I underscored the determination of the PSD [the Social Democratic Party] to work closely with the current leadership of the European Parliament on the main European issues," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, February 18, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "If we submit a complaint, to be consistent, we should wait for the answer, to see if it's constitutional or if someone started a legal constitutional conflict" External link

roumanie-en Monday, February 10, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Remus Pricopie ) : "Following yesterday's vote in Parliament, when the censure motion passed with 261 votes and the Government was dismissed, we were invited today by the President of Romania to take part in consultations. We came with the same proposal that you already know, namely Mr. Remus Pricopie, for Prime Minister. The decision belongs now to the President, it depends on him how long - a shorter or a longer period - this governmental and political crisis will last," External link

roumanie-en Friday, February 7, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "I still believe that the President of Romania will respect the Constitution of Romania," External link

roumanie-en Friday, February 7, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu replied : "It is not a ruled out option" External link

roumanie-en Friday, February 7, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "We had a conversation. We agreed to keep in touch," External link

roumanie-en Friday, February 7, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Remus Pricopie ) : "Following yesterday's vote in Parliament, when the censure motion passed with 261 votes and the Government was dismissed, we were invited today by the President of Romania to take part in consultations. We came with the same proposal that you already know, namely Mr. Remus Pricopie, for Prime Minister. The decision belongs now to the President, it depends on him how long - a shorter or a longer period - this governmental and political crisis will last," External link

roumanie-en Friday, February 7, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu anunciou ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "O Governo Orban demitiu-se, é um grande passo para a democracia" External link

jornaldeangola Thursday, February 6, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : “The Orban government fell. It’s a very big step for Romanian democracy,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, February 6, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban Government fell. It's my opinion that it's a very big step for Romania's democracy, especially the wellbeing of Romanians. It was a mobilization as never seen before. Something like this didn't happen before, for a motion to pass with such a score. I am glad, it means that many colleagues woke up. I didn't manage to mobilize them as well as Mr. Orban did," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, February 6, 2020 9:48:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Victor Ponta ) : "We are waiting to be called to Cotroceni (Palace, ed. n.) by the President. I will have a discussion with Victor Ponta (Pro Romania's leader, ed. n.) regarding a Prime Minister proposal, so that we have a common proposal. We do not have the issue of creating a majority, we did not create this crisis. Today I had a single discussion with Mr. Ponta and we agreed to go with a common proposal in what regards the Prime Minister," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, February 6, 2020 9:48:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It’s a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

thenews-pk Thursday, February 6, 2020 5:25:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

jordantimes Wednesday, February 5, 2020 11:30:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, February 5, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

business-standard Wednesday, February 5, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : “The Orban government fell. It’s a very big step for Romanian democracy,” External link

businessday Wednesday, February 5, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu afirmou ( about Ludovic Orban ) : “O governo de (Ludovic) Orban foi deposto” External link

istoe Wednesday, February 5, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “This government is now dismissed by parliament by a large margin,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, February 5, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Wednesday, February 5, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu afirmou ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "O governo de (Ludovic) Orban foi deposto" External link

uol Wednesday, February 5, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu annoncé ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "Le gouvernement Orban a été démis, c'est un grand pas pour la démocratie" External link

afp-fr Wednesday, February 5, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

dw-en Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

ibtimes Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

pulse Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

thenational Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu annoncé ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "Le gouvernement Orban a été démis, c'est un grand pas pour la démocratie" External link

lnc Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT



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Ludovic Orban ( about Marcel Ciolacu ) : "Au fost lucrări de construcție, acolo au fost mutați pacienții de la Secția ATI, care funcționa la etajul trei, la etajul doi. Este clar că nu au avut niciun fel de aviz din partea DSP. Dar, repet, este o anchetă în curs, care este preluată de Parchetul General”. În replică, preşedintele PSD, Marcel Ciolacu, a publicat o serie de documente pe pagiana sa de Facebook care doreau sa demonstreze că secţia ATI de la etajele 2 şi 3 ale Spitalul Judeţean Neamţ funcţiona în legalitate”. Marcel Ciolacu: " External link

hotnews-en Sunday, November 22, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Victor Ponta told ( about Marcel Ciolacu ) : "There are 200,000 people [involved in the organisation]. We all go to those people. What are the chances of not getting infected if even only one is COVID stricken? (...) Obviously, the elections would need to be postponed. (...) At the moment, I have the certainty that I meet my candidate running in Baia Mare, after which I meet the one running in Mangalia, after which I take a picture with the one running in Calarasi, after which I take a picture with the one running Botosani, so what if one of them is infected? Ciolacu will also meet people, Orban will too, Barna will as well, remember that we have 3,200 mayoralties, 3,200 candidates, seven parties or something. We have to file in the bids. And I look around and say: do you really want us all to get sick?," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Victor Ponta said ( about Marcel Ciolacu ) : "I had a discussion with Mr Ciolacu, I asked him, I told him that we are all in danger and it means that in October we will all be to blame. What is missing is for politicians to spread the virus throughout the country. (...) All communication is aberrant. First of all, you say: mask up, but neither Iohannis, nor Orban, nor the ministers wear any masks (...) Second [the novel coronavirus] is horrendous, it is dangerous, we have to lock ourselves up at home, but you go to the polls to vote for us," External link

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Marcel Ciolacu added : "We cannot continue with an outdated and unfair system that generates economic imbalance and social inequality," External link

BulgariaTelegraph-en Monday, July 4, 2022 3:35:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "I am convinced that the interest of the British Royal House for Romania, which has been highlighted in recent years by the constant, active presence of Prince Charles, will continue to be capitalized upon in key areas, whether we are talking about the green economy, education or joint economic projects," External link

agerpres-en Friday, June 10, 2022 7:25:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “I support a speedy investigation by the International Criminal Court,” External link

actionnewsjax Tuesday, April 5, 2022 4:52:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "I support a speedy investigation by the International Criminal Court," External link

startribune Tuesday, April 5, 2022 4:03:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “I support a speedy investigation by the International Criminal Court,” External link

wral Tuesday, April 5, 2022 3:56:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “I support a speedy investigation by the International Criminal Court,” External link

denverpost Tuesday, April 5, 2022 3:25:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “I support a speedy investigation by the International Criminal Court,” External link

wftv Tuesday, April 5, 2022 1:51:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “I support a speedy investigation by the International Criminal Court,” External link

seattlepi Tuesday, April 5, 2022 12:55:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “I support a speedy investigation by the International Criminal Court,” External link

wral Tuesday, April 5, 2022 12:30:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "I support a speedy investigation by the International Criminal Court," External link

startribune Tuesday, April 5, 2022 12:29:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “I support a speedy investigation by the International Criminal Court,” External link

ABCnews Monday, April 4, 2022 11:39:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "I support a speedy investigation by the International Criminal Court," External link

startribune Monday, April 4, 2022 11:39:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “I support a speedy investigation by the International Criminal Court,” External link

wral Monday, April 4, 2022 11:19:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “I support a speedy investigation by the International Criminal Court,” External link

seattlepi Monday, April 4, 2022 11:11:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “I support a speedy investigation by the International Criminal Court,” External link

wsoctv Monday, April 4, 2022 11:04:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “I support a speedy investigation by the International Criminal Court,” External link

boston Monday, April 4, 2022 10:47:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “I support a speedy investigation by the International Criminal Court,” External link

wftv Monday, April 4, 2022 10:44:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu says ( about Sergey Stanishev ) : "Today I spoke with the president of the European Socialists, Sergei Stanishev, about the coordination of our European political family amid the situation in Ukraine, the wave of refugees and the economic and social consequences for our citizens. In this context, one of the joint actions must be in the direction of requesting financial support from the EU for Romania and the other member states now in the front line" External link

mediafax-en Sunday, March 6, 2022 12:08:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu concludes : "PSD will continue to actively promote these goals at European level, through its MEPs and through its European political family, so that the effective management of the refugee crisis is done at the same time as accessing a solid financial package to compensate for economic losses, especially in the energy field" External link

mediafax-en Sunday, March 6, 2022 12:08:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "In general, I believe that the Fundamental Law must strengthen the institutions so that we have a state capable of guaranteeing the rights and freedoms of its citizens. (...) Secondly, I believe that an effective government system is one that generates a mutual control between state powers and does not allow any institutional actor to concentrate power in its hands. Unfortunately, this fundamental principle has not always found its application in practice in Romania. I have often witnessed a process of personalization of power. Those who have come to hold various positions in the state have shaped the institution according to their own desires and interests. Eventually, this coercion has led to a disruption of the balance between state powers and to conflict. We need to think whether it is time to overcome the anguish of the communist dictatorship in what regards the state and the role of the president," External link

agerpres-en Monday, December 6, 2021 9:18:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu says : "I think that such a thing is not possible" External link

mediafax-en Monday, November 29, 2021 11:02:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu announces : "Today (Tuesday) will be formed, I think, the team that will start to standardize the two governing programs, of PNL and PSD. But it will be a meeting with UDMR and minorities, because this alliance will be formed, if successful, from PSD, PNL, UDMR and minorities" External link

mediafax-en Monday, November 29, 2021 11:02:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “It’s time to prove to Romanians that they can have a government that works for them,” External link

news4jax Friday, November 26, 2021 12:38:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “It’s time to prove to Romanians that they can have a government that works for them,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, November 25, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "It's time to prove to Romanians that they can have a government that works for them," External link

startribune Thursday, November 25, 2021 7:17:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “It’s time to prove to Romanians that they can have a government that works for them,” External link

wsoctv Thursday, November 25, 2021 6:53:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “It’s time to prove to Romanians that they can have a government that works for them,” External link

actionnewsjax Thursday, November 25, 2021 6:32:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “It’s time to prove to Romanians that they can have a government that works for them,” External link

beaumontenterprise Thursday, November 25, 2021 4:43:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “It’s time to prove to Romanians that they can have a government that works for them,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 25, 2021 3:39:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu told : "We have completed the talks on the political structure of the future government," External link

afp-en Sunday, November 21, 2021 9:23:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "We have made a decision at the National Standing Bureau convention to meet the prime minister-designate. It is normal to meet the prime minister-designate, as this is a rather difficult moment that Romania is going through," External link

agerpres-en Friday, October 22, 2021 10:21:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "Selfishness, arrogance, and lack of commitment have brought us into this dramatic situation," External link

euronews-en Friday, October 22, 2021 10:19:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “Selfishness, arrogance and lack of commitment have brought us into this dramatic situation,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, October 20, 2021 5:10:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “Selfishness, arrogance and lack of commitment have brought us into this dramatic situation,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, October 20, 2021 4:08:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “Selfishness, arrogance and lack of commitment have brought us into this dramatic situation,” External link

missoulian Wednesday, October 20, 2021 2:46:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “Selfishness, arrogance and lack of commitment have brought us into this dramatic situation,” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, October 20, 2021 2:17:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “Selfishness, arrogance and lack of commitment have brought us into this dramatic situation,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, October 20, 2021 1:51:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “Selfishness, arrogance and lack of commitment have brought us into this dramatic situation,” External link

ABCnews Wednesday, October 20, 2021 1:38:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu : "PSD nu va vota niciodată un nou Guvern ZERO. Am dat jos Guvernul Cîțu cu o moțiune de cenzură în care am criticat și prestația miniștrilor USR. PNL și USR au distrus cot la cot România timp de un an de zile. Toată România știe acest lucru! Să se voteze partenerii alianței pierzătorilor între ei! Altfel, este clar că în actuala conjunctură nu se poate forma o majoritate stabilă care să guverneze eficient România" External link

hotnews-en Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:59:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "At this time, the head of state, President Iohannis, must intervene and realize, admit the stupid things done, realize that we have an immense vulnerability, as a state, in regards to sovereignty and to everything. This government cannot continue. It must fall tomorrow," External link

agerpres-en Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:12:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote ( about Olaf Scholz ) : “I congratulate Olaf Scholz and the German Social Democrats for their huge victory in the federal election,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Saturday, October 2, 2021 11:00:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu added : “The left-wing has a real chance to lead Germany’s destiny over the next years and return a social and human dimension to Europe,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Saturday, October 2, 2021 11:00:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu afirmă : ”Dacă tu nu ştii să faci un parteneriat cu românii, cu autorităţile locale, să cobori la ei, să le explici. Ce au făcut? Videoclipuri. Ciţu, alias Brad Pitt, Turcan se credea Sophia Loren şi Oros Belmondo. Ce efecte să aibă un videoclip cu ei. Aici trebuiau să vină toţi oamenii de cultură, profesorii să explice, trebuia o chestie concentrată, nu oamenii politici” External link

hotnews-en Tuesday, June 22, 2021 10:39:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu told : "Do you see me, or Paul Stanescu, Alfred Simonis, Sorin Grindeanu, ever backing Mrs. Turcan, Mr. Citu to stay on in a minority government? I tell you not. When in normal Romania - as per Mr. Iohannis's promise - but you violate the spirit of the Constitution and strip the election winners of the right to propose the Prime Minister, you must assume the consequences. I don't think it would be a catastrophe if, for the first time in 30 years, Romania held early elections. Bulgaria is holding them too. Anyway, the National Recovery and Resilience Plan needs to be renegotiated, a lot of emergency ordinances must be referred to Parliament for amendment," External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 18, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "We care about the fate of the Romanians. We don't care who will win the PNL leadership, because whoever that will be - either Ludovic Orban or Florin Citu, he will be just as harmful for Romania; they have both proven their administrative capacity, because one of them is the sitting Prime Minister, the other was Prime Minister and you see what happens. (...) We are not hypocrites, we own up to the past, our ability to change the future is important, but we can only do this together with the Romanians," External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 18, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "I decided that there is a green Friday and together with mayor Baluta, today, I came with Zoe (an electric car, ed. n.), I borrowed Zoe. Next time we will all arrive with our own electric Dacia, I ordered it and it will be among the first 10 electric Dacia in Romania. I hope that the mayors, and I am encouraging local authorities, to purchase such electric vehicles, especially electric vehicles made in Romania," External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 4, 2021 11:06:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "It's the cheapest car on the market, it's an electric car made here, at Mioveni. It is the first acquisition, because they have a limited lot and later on we will try to get one electric Dacia for each of our branches," External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 4, 2021 11:06:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "Mr. Citu, this time you had nowhere to run. Outside, farmers are waiting for you to tell them why agriculture receives zero euros through the PNRR. (...) It is a great shame that the Prime Minister of Romania must be forced to come to Parliament to present a plan that will influence Romania for the next 5 years. (...) Until the last moment you wanted to hide from the Romanians the truth behind the PNRR and not even today have you made public the plan for all Romanians. (...) Do you even know what you are backing in this plan, honorable PNL Members of Parliament? Mr. Orban [PNL chairman], have you seen this plan? (...) Mr. Barna [Deputy Prime Minister and Co-chairman of the USR PLUS alliance], how many relatives do you have on the waiting list for the PNRR projects? Everything the PSD has asked of you was transparency, decentralization and concrete support for Romanian companies. (...) PSD delivered Romania from the IMF loans, and the current PNL - USR PLUS Government will bring them back to the country. You are using the PNRR to justify your austerity and future agreement with the IMF. This is where you will get," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, May 26, 2021 9:27:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Commission ) : "We all know that the PNRR has been rejected twice by the European Commission. We welcome the decision of Prime Minister Citu to invite us today. We have no problem coming to the Government, because we are talking about a national plan for Romania and Romanians. That is what I came with our social partners, for this is not a plan of a political party or not even of a Government. It is a plan that must change the lives of Romanians," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Commission ) : "I think the time is over with the presentation in the Romanian Parliament, this is already agreed with European Commissioners and the European Commission, including the President of the Commission wrote us a letter that it is normal for this plan to be presented in Parliament," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu added : "Such a reform should have been included in PNRR, sustainable and to prove to the people that we are ending a cycle. The company took on a young person without any qualifications. It gives the person a 12-24 months to acquire a qualification. You, the state, support this qualification or the costs of it and then the person is paid over the minimum wage," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "PNRR must be presented in Parliament. There is no requirement for a vote to exist. Some states have had this ultimately generic vote. We believe the most important thing is for it to be presented. The social partners of the PSD, the experts inside the party and myself will have a meeting, it seems, at the Romanian Government together with the Prime Minister and the Minister of European Funds," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, May 19, 2021 11:30:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "They asked for the disbanding of SIIJ. The magistrates came out and said disbanding the SIIJ was the most foolish to do. It has been boycotted by [former Justice minister] Mr. Predoiu and the current minister, not to function, to prove that it is not efficient. (...) After the magistrates, the CSM [Supreme Council of Magistracy] gave a negative opinion, the [Justice] Minister said that he would appeal to the Venice Commission, waiting for an answer from the Venice Commission. Two weeks later the minister said - we are going with the initiative in Parliament on the fast forward, we are no longer waiting for the opinion of the Venice Commission. What are we going to find out tonight? The SIIJ investigation, because the head of the district electoral office was a magistrate and the investigation is carried out by SIIJ, we find that Mrs. Clotilde actually lost the election. (...) There are 220 bags left to count, but the electoral trend is very clear, Mr. Tudorache [PSD member] won the election and then, when the SIIJ is disbanded, this investigation is being shut down, too," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:11:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote : "I consider that Romania needs to take on France's model as well, so that the National Recovery and Resilience Plan be presented in Parliament. Returning to a normal life is an absolute priority, but it is crucial to look at what our European partners are doing on an economic plan in order to not miss a historical chance for developing and reforming Romania," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, March 23, 2021 9:45:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "We consider that the attitude of the Prime Minister and the Minister of Health is not a normal one in the middle of a pandemic. It is unacceptable for them to argue daily, to bring daily accusations, it is abnormal to continue with these lies, with misinformation that there were or there weren't certain batches, when even MPs or mayors of large municipalities were vaccinated with these vaccines, and the vaccination campaign coordinator said that this batch did not exist. It is unacceptable to try by lying and misinformation, instead of trying to have a clear attitude and to tell only the truth, in order to be credible in the eyes of Romanians, through manipulation to lead such a vaccination campaign," External link

roumanie-en Friday, March 12, 2021 9:18:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote : "Our country is slipping into an undemocratic path, and as the leader of the Romanian opposition I have a responsibility to do everything in my power to help the Romanians and defend our European democratic values," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:25:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Liberal Parti ) : “The most important projects included in this plan are targeting only those local authorities that were won in the local election by the National Liberal Party,” “It is a well-known fact that the major source of migration from Romania comes from certain regions, such as those in the southern part of Moldova or Muntenia, and the resilience plan tends to ignore these areas,” External link

euractiv-en Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:23:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “They were the most difficult ones to convince that we have the goodwill to reform the party and that we want to go back to the true values of the European left movement,” External link

euractiv-en Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:23:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu told ( about Liberal Parti ) : "Mr Prime Minister, you spoke for about 10 minutes. During all this time you got Romania indebted by 600,000 euro; 1,000 euros per second, money stolen from the pockets of every Romanian that will be paid for by our children and grandchildren. Mr Citu, you have no money to give the back pay to the miners in Jiu Valley, who have barricaded themselves underground for 7 days, although in the election campaign you found 2 billion for the National Liberal Party (PNL) mayors. Electoral bribe! You got that money from nowhere. Mr Citu, I am telling to your face: Give people their money! Urgently! Don't mistreat them anymore! It's their hard-earned money. That’s the least you can do, since you have no vision at all! That's why all you can do is come before Parliament with a budget of austerity; a budget of poverty. A budget that does not offer any development perspective to Romania," External link

roumanie-en Monday, February 22, 2021 8:32:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu told ( about Renate Weber ) : "Renate Weber is an institution among the institutions of the rule of law, the Ombudsman, the Constitutional Court (CCR). Why would you start attacking? She has tenure. Why would you come out to attack a certain tenure? Definitely, if they force removing Mrs Renate Weber, we will challenge the decision. And I will definitely address the family of European socialists first and foremost and not just for this attack, which in the end is an attack at the rule of law. You don't have the necessary justifications to come up with something like that. Maybe we have forgotten about those ordinances issued at night without taking into account the rights and freedoms of Romanians, in violation of the Constitution. You are not allowed, regardless of whether it is a state of war, a pandemic, to set such a precedent as President Iohannis created by supporting a political party. He has crossed a red line. Renate Weber came and said - I understand there is a pandemic, but do not cross the red line by violating rights and freedoms," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, February 17, 2021 9:24:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu added ( about Renate Weber ) : "The Ombudsman is very important in that area, and Mrs Renate Weber has come out and challenged all the decisions, the ordinances. I assume that they conducted some opinion polls and saw what personality or institution to attack and it has emerged from the polls that the most vulnerable would be Mrs Renate Weber, who is not a communicator, she does not do talk shows, she represents the Ombudsman. They are still playing in the electoral logic, they have nothing to do with the government," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, February 17, 2021 9:24:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Liberal Parti ) : “The most important projects included in this plan are targeting only those local authorities that were won in the local election by the National Liberal Party,” “It is a well-known fact that the major source of migration from Romania comes from certain regions, such as those in the southern part of Moldova or Muntenia, and the resilience plan tends to ignore these areas,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Friday, February 12, 2021 10:35:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “They were the most difficult ones to convince that we have the goodwill to reform the party and that we want to go back to the true values of the European left movement,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Friday, February 12, 2021 10:35:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "Undoubtedly, apart from the deep emotional charge, memory helps us to better understand the past, to learn its much needed lessons so that such horrors never repeat. Unfortunately, the present proves that extremism and fundamentalism are difficult to root out. On the contrary, the challenges posed by the pandemic carry the potential of intensifying them. That is why it is all the more necessary to unite our efforts towards good understanding and coexistence, solidarity, harmony and social peace. Let us not forget that hate and division have never brought benefits," External link

roumanie-en Friday, January 22, 2021 8:34:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu told : "We have completed our draft national budget for 2021 that we will unveil at a later date and that is also sustainable. It will prioritise consumption and investment for the most part. We will show Romanians that there is enough money to increase pensions and allowances, with a massive halt to the theft of public money that has been happening for a year. We will show that there is no need amidst an economic crisis to sell Romanian companies, their assets amount to approximately - let all Romanians know what we are talking about, the robbery which will follow - we are talking about 10 billion euros. We have Hidroelectrica, Nuclearelectrica, Bucharest Airport, CEC. They want to sell their shares. France, Germany, very many countries - it seems to me Poland as well, let alone Hungary - have banned by law selling stocks. Moreover, Germany has given the government the opportunity to buy a company if it is a national brand and goes bankrupt," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:44:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "These companies have a profit of one billion euros and the prime minister is selling them because he has no money," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:44:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "The National Council will start; it will be an opening of the party in all the counties to new people. The first stage was with the tickets for the general election. We are preparing a shadow government; that is what happens in a consolidated democracy. We will bring much more women to the shadow cabinet. We will unveil it immediately after May 1," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:44:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "In the public interventions you have had in recent weeks, you have unequivocally pre-pronounced on the Prime Minister's designation. Ignoring the citizens' will, expressed by democratic vote, you have publicly announced both before the elections and after the elections that you have already made the decision to appoint in this position a representative of the parties that lost in the vote of 6 December 2020. Therefore, the discussions that you are about to have today with the political parties only mimic the principle of constitutional consultation which you referred to in your invitation. Basically, what is going to happen today at the Cotroceni Palace is an offensive masquerade against democracy, an act of defiance of the citizens who participated in the parliamentary election," External link

agerpres-en Tuesday, December 22, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu added : "We refuse to validate through our presence this political circus that is beginning to resemble more and more the CDR (Democratic Convention of Romania) government from 1996 to 2000. Instead, we will make a decisive opposition in the Romanian Parliament and use all political, legal and constitutional means to defend the interests of the citizens who gave us their trust in the last elections," External link

agerpres-en Tuesday, December 22, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "In the public interventions you have had in recent weeks, you have unequivocally pre-pronounced on the Prime Minister's designation. Ignoring the citizens' will, expressed by democratic vote, you have publicly announced both before the elections and after the elections that you have already made the decision to appoint in this position a representative of the parties that lost in the vote of 6 December 2020. Therefore, the discussions that you are about to have today with the political parties only mimic the principle of constitutional consultation which you referred to in your invitation. Basically, what is going to happen today at the Cotroceni Palace is an offensive masquerade against democracy, an act of defiance of the citizens who participated in the parliamentary election," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu added : "We refuse to validate through our presence this political circus that is beginning to resemble more and more the CDR (Democratic Convention of Romania) government from 1996 to 2000. Instead, we will make a decisive opposition in the Romanian Parliament and use all political, legal and constitutional means to defend the interests of the citizens who gave us their trust in the last elections," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Klaus Iohannis ) : "PSD will not attend the cheap circus led by President Iohannis. We have decided today that PSD won't go to the consultations at the Cotroceni Palace. That gang of losers only enjoys a circumstantial majority, this new CDR [Romanian Democratic Convention was an electoral alliance of several centre-right political parties in Romania, active from 1991 until 2000 - editor's note] has no legitimacy before Romanians, before their vote and their options for Prime Minister. As I have already said before, PSD will fully enter opposition. And we will make a tough opposition, for Romanians deserve to be represented by PSD, and we already see that the current CDR has no solution to the health crisis, or for the economic crisis. We will wait and see the governing programme of the new CDR and, not last, we will wait to see the state budget, which will for sure be one of austerity," External link

agerpres-en Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "More than that, he anticipated what coalition he wanted to lead Romania, the coalition of losers, and that he wanted a new Government of his own," External link

agerpres-en Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "We go today to the Cotroceni [Presidential Palace] with a clear mandate given by Romanians. The electorate has punished the former government led by Mr. Orban and by President Iohannis. President Iohannis, today, must understand the fact that he lost these elections and must accept the PSD nomination, in the person of Prof. Dr. Alexandru Rafila, so that he can be the future Prime Minister-designate. We will hand to the President the PSD governing programme as well. I am firmly convinced that he will find the path in this governing programme to also designate Mr. Rafila as Prime Minister," External link

roumanie-en Monday, December 14, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu told ( about Alexandru Rafila ) : "We spoke only of the option of a national union Government. (...) The President said that the PSD proposal, Alexandru Rafila, is an honorable proposal. I mentioned the fact that those ridiculous negotiations, sidelining the Constitution, from Villa Lac 1 do not have their place in a real democracy. I have insisted that Romania is going through a complicated period, both in terms of the pandemic, the health crisis and the economic crisis, and we cannot allow ourselves a fragile majority in Parliament and we consider that a Government of national union is currently the best solution for Romania. Usually, in this political construction, the party that won the elections must appoint the prime minister in the person of Mr. Rafila," External link

roumanie-en Monday, December 14, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "I expect Orban's resignation, it's what Romanians have asked for with their votes" External link

digitaljournal Monday, December 7, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "I expect Orban's resignation, it's what Romanians have asked for with their votes" External link

afp-en Monday, December 7, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "I expect Orban's resignation, it's what Romanians have asked for with their votes" External link

digitaljournal Monday, December 7, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "I expect Orban's resignation, it's what Romanians have asked for with their votes" External link

afp-en Monday, December 7, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "I voted today for the Romanians to take their lives back, I voted today for Romania to have a concrete plan and specialists capable of managing the pandemic and the economic crisis. I voted for those who need pensions, allowances, opened schools, but I also voted against incompetence and indolence. I voted for Romanian producers, for Romanian companies and I urge all Romanians to come to the polls today. It is a crucial vote for the following four years" External link

roumanie-en Sunday, December 6, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu claims ( about Electoral Authority ) : "14,000 of the 35,800 postal votes did not reach the AEP (Permanent Electoral Authority). The fault is Posta Romana, whose director is another liberal politruc" External link

roumanie-en Sunday, December 6, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu : "PSD este singura alternativă la dezastrul lui Orban. PSD va câștiga alegerile. Avem specialiști și un plan pentru sănătate și economie aplicabil din prima zi. Cred că Partidul Social Democrat va avea numărul cel mai mare de parlamentari din viitorul Parlament al României. Conform Constituției, partidul care cei mai mulți parlamentari este invitat primul la Cotroceni, merge cu o propunere de prim-ministru, președintele îl desemnează și acest prim-ministru desemnat are 10 zile să-și creioneze viitorul guvern. Ultima oară s-a întâmplat tot cu Guvernul său, Guvernul Cioloș, aceeași procedură a fost”. Tot în ultima parte a campaniei electorale, strategia PSD a fost să evite atacul frontal asupra PNL. Liderii social-democrați au preferat să vorbească despre specialiștii pe care îi au, despre măsurile imediate pe care le vor lua dacă ajung la guvernare folosind constant ca referință decizile luate de Guvernul PNL. Pe partea organizatorică, PSD a schimbat majoritatea reprezentanților din secțiile de votare. " External link

hotnews-en Saturday, December 5, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu told ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "One of the things I am taking issue with Orban now is that he lacks the ability to make the difference between November last year, when he came with the first government - although his second ruling line-up was actually the same - and the challenges that came after March with this pandemic, his inability to change according to the Romanians' needs and priorities. You simply cannot carry on with no reshuffle, with the same people who kept us locked up in our homes for 60 days; 60 days on, the hospitals are still unprepared, we keep the schools closed for 6 months, open them because we have local elections and then we close them again. There is no prevention, there is no vision, more than that, we have moved away from everything that is happening in Europe, from the decisions that are taken in Europe, where, for example, schools remained open; schools stayed open even during wartime, no one has allowed himself to do this until now," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, December 2, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "When you are incapable, shutting everything down is the easiest avenue, going to extremes instead of looking for solutions. Why did the markets close? If they closed them, didn't this overcrowd the supermarkets? (...) It's a matter of logic, they should have asked the mayors to create more flying markets, to spread the people so that they don't catch the virus," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, December 2, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu stated ( about Valentin Lazea ) : "According to the legislation in force, the National Bank of Romania is an independent institution and, from this perspective, any public remark, made by any member of the BNR leadership, starts from the premise that it has no political character, that it is based on objective realities and it reflects the level of professionalism and decency specific to the central bank. In reality, however, there can be no distinction between personal and professional statements made on behalf of the institution when it comes to a BNR specialist with notoriety and position. All statements made by BNR officials yield effects, whether made in their personal capacity or from the official desk. Consequently, the recent opinion of Valentin Lazea - the BNR chief economist - on the reduction by 20% of the salaries, by decreasing the working week to 4 days, caused a real concern among the public opinion, attentive to any communication from the central bank. This concern could not be ignored by the Social Democratic Party, as a supporter and defender of the people who earn their living through work" External link

roumanie-en Monday, November 23, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu mentioned : "The current situation is comparable to that of 2009-2010, when Mr Lucian Croitoru was your adviser and, appointed Prime Minister, publicly promoted the 'solution' of wage cuts, subsequently applied by the Basescu-Boc government, with the same 'right wing' approach as the current, Iohannis-Orban one. I assure you, Mr. Governor, that PSD does not 'encroach on' either the neutrality or the apolitical character of the BNR. And highlighting some warnings of great importance for the country's population, without having changed their meaning or altered their content, coming from BNR experts, does not send, in any case, any political message similar to the one posted on Facebook by the director of the Financial Stability Directorate of the BNR, Mr. Eugen Radulescu," External link

roumanie-en Monday, November 23, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "The number of victims of the Piatra Neamt tragedy, which unfortunately is increasing, is the expression of the Government's national failure to manage the pandemic! 36 hours after the tragedy, none of the rulers assumes any responsibility. Moreover, Orban and the PNL (National Liberal Party) try to blame the local authorities, as they have done throughout the pandemic, they try to blame the ministers of the last 30 years, the whole world, actually, in order to elude responsibility. They left the entire burden of the pandemic on the shoulders of the mayors and presidents of county councils, without helping them at all," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "They are not to blame for your aberrant decisions. The doctors are the ones who save lives, not you. They must be helped to do their job, instead of being harassed like this," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote : "Ordinary manipulation and the lie of the PNL [the National Liberal Party] must come to an end! Here are the opinions and the DSP authorization which demonstrate that the ATI section on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Neamt County Hospital was operating in legality. Orban and the prefect of Neamt must stop with the lies, out of respect for those who died there!" External link

roumanie-en Monday, November 16, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu told ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "Every Romanian has understood why Ludovic Orban and his incompetent government do not make the budget public. If they stay in power, they will increase the VAT and sell everything that's left valuable in the state's assets, all the profitable Romanian companies. They will do the only thing they know - cut wages and axe jobs. I am sure that the IMF will be here in January if this inept and visionless government remains in office," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 10, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu : "Am luat decizia ca niciun penal să fie pe listele PSD. Am luat decizia să deschidem partidul. Am hotărât ca prioritatea nr. 1 să fie depășirea acestei crize sanitare. Sunt mulți medici care continuă să opereze și să meargă la Parlament. Medicii rămân în sistem. (...)Anumite abuzuri au existat, PSD nu a găsit cei mai buni comunicatori. A fost o greșeală fatală pentru noi, românii ne-au sancționat. Dar acum am adus o nouă garnitură de specialiști din sistemul public și cel privat. Sunt ferm convins că în legislație nu vor mai fi făcute abuzuri" External link

hotnews-en Saturday, November 7, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "Beside this world health crisis, with more and more drastic and disastrous overtones in what regards Romania, and as if that much bad luck wasn't enough, we're also cursed to have the most incompetent and corrupt Government after the Revolution, it's going to be a complicated period. Today is the first day of campaign, and from what I understand from the President of Romania, who has no other obsession than to organize the parliamentary elections on December 6, it's possible that on Monday this electoral campaign be over. We are all expecting some explanations for the restrictions announced yesterday in the Government sitting and how this electoral campaign will take place, so that the rights and liberties of Romanians are not infringed by normative acts that the Government has no right to issue," External link

roumanie-en Friday, November 6, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "We understand the necessity for some restrictions. I want to remind you that Professor Rafila has been announcing for nearly three months that we must impose these restrictions, especially in what regards public transportation. We can be only glad that, in the end, the Government will impose certain restrictions and a certain schedule for the workplace presence, both in the public and the private sector. We don't understand why they had to be taken with such delay and the more we don't take measures in real time and we wait to reach 10,000 infections per day, the restrictions will be all the more painful and have a much deeper impact on the national economy. I maintain my opinion that this is the most incompetent and corrupt government since the Revolution. It has no coherence in the decisions it makes, it only takes them depending on political interests, but I announce them that regardless of how much they want to intimidate or scare Romanians, Romanians already know that they cannot continue the next four years with this government composed of Orban, Citu, Raluca Turcan, Ms. Anisie (...). I don't believe we are so cursed as to have for another four years such a government led by a Prime Minister so overmatched in what regards the health crisis, as in what regards the economic crisis," External link

roumanie-en Friday, November 6, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Liberal Parti ) : "The priorities of the Social Democratic Party in this moment are to protect Romanians and to stop this pandemic. Under no circumstance, even if we entered the electoral campaign, will there be political decisions taken within the Social Democratic Party based on the political interests of the party. We will maintain ourselves on the Romanians' agenda. We came, at the national level, with a team with integrity. We took a historical decision for all political parties in Romania, we took the decision that no corrupt person will run for the dignity to be an MP on the lists of the Social Democratic Party, we made the decision to open up the party to specialists confirmed both on the national and on the international level, in the domain of healthcare, as well as in the domain of economy and, not least, in the education area. We believed that the dynamic of things will be alert and it's obvious that the current Government is out of its depth and they have a single purpose: fooling Romanians on December 6, holding these elections you can see in what conditions. I repeat, Romanians will teach the National Liberal Party a lesson on December 6 and I believe it's obvious for everyone where Romania is headed, we are headed in a totally, totally wrong direction," External link

roumanie-en Friday, November 6, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Liberal Parti ) : "The President of Romania should weigh the opportunity of the elections on December 6 very well and listen to the advice of the specialists. From what I can see, the President's theory is to hold the election, no matter how many [COVID-19] deaths we have a day and no matter how many infections. I am waiting today at 13:00hrs to see if the threshold of 6,000 infections has not been exceeded today. If we keep talking about elections and, in a week's time, the election campaign, taking into account that we have 6,000 infections a day, it means that something is not working in the Romanian state or the President and the National Liberal Party (PNL) and the incumbent government have other priorities than the priorities of the Romanians, who are health at the moment. My opinion is to listen to what the specialists say," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, October 29, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu told : "The power to postpone elections is not vested with PSD. I continue, by virtue of my position as speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, to have discussions with all party leaders. Everyone has the same concern, except for PNL and the president of Romania. As you know they are hell-bent on having the election. I have heard about a decision by the minister of education, who is also a PNL candidate, for the schools to close in Bucharest. If this double standard - closing schools yet holding the election - seems normal to you it is because it is the normal Romania promised by the President of Romania while electioneering. We are waiting for the promulgation of the law that gives Parliament the power to establish the date of the elections," External link

roumanie-en Monday, October 19, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote ( about Alexandru Rafila ) : "Romania is going through the worst health and economic crisis in history. A competent and responsible government would have worked with specialists to break Romania out of deadlock. Unfortunately, this has not happened and our country is close to a disaster. We must change that. The new PSD has assumed that the Romanians' agenda will always be theirs. The new PSD team means people who are honest, professional and recognized in their fields of activity, as is Dr. Rafila, and many others who will enter the future Parliament," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, October 17, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Liberal Parti ) : "The results of yesterday (Sunday, ed. n.)'s vote show us that the PSD is on the right track. The PSD will continue to present and propose concrete solutions and projects for citizens. Romania needs an alternative to what it is now for democracy in Romania, it needs a strong left-wing party with vision, modern and adapted to the new requirements of the moment. The PSD succeeded in a short time and through a reconstruction program to go from a score of 20 pct to a score of over 30 pct. At the moment, the PSD has the largest number of county councils and the largest number of elected mayors. People who have been in public office for too long, whether they were from the PSD or the PNL (National Liberal Party, ed. n.), have been sanctioned by Romanians," External link

roumanie-en Monday, September 28, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "For four years, both the municipality and the county will be in the hands of some real administrators and they will certainly continue the development of both the municipality and the county, I hope that at the same pace as they have developed in the last four years. I am firmly convinced that also the people of Bucharest today will choose continuity and the people who have been with them during this difficult time and will vote for the people who have achievements and do not make promises. I believe that the period of humiliation towards doctors, teachers, children, parents and grandparents (...) ends today in Romania" External link

roumanie-en Sunday, September 27, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu added : "Our decision regarding candidates in the parliamentary election has already been made public: there will be no candidate for parliamentary elections with criminal problems on the PSD lists. Secondly, there will be no candidate on the PSD lists who does not go through the filter of the National Council," External link

roumanie-en Friday, September 25, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu told ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "No county seat municipality run by a PSD mayor has received any money. We are not talking about Orban's money, we are not talking about President Iohannis' money or about the normal Romania that President Iohannis promised us. We are talking about our money - both mine, and yours, which is temporarily managed by the Prime Minister of Romania - which, instead of directing it to the real problems of Romanians and the priorities of Romanians, he used to buy mayors or parliamentarians," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "I have discussed with my colleagues in what regards political alliances and we have made the decision, being the last day the Central Electoral Bureau accepts political alliance agreements, that the PSD will go alone in these parliamentary elections. What tipped the balance greatly was that we did not have any electoral alliance for the local elections. As you know, the National Political Council is also made up, besides organization chairs, of the mayors of large cities and the chairmen of county councils, and they are in local battles with the other political formations in the counties they represent, and I believe that tipped the balance a lot, as they are political adversaries with Pro Romania, as well as with ALDE [Alliance of Liberals and Democrats] and the PPU-SL [Humanist Power Party - Social Liberal]," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “There’s nothing to reschedule, it failed. We struggled to form a 233-seat parliament majority and we failed” External link

news18 Monday, August 31, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “There’s nothing to reschedule, it failed. We struggled to form a 233-seat parliament majority and we failed” External link

news18 Monday, August 31, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu told : "He is one of the options considered at the moment and he is a man who deserves to have this proposal," External link

roumanie-en Monday, August 31, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu added : "President Klaus Iohannis made a big mistake for failing to come up, when the coronavirus crisis started, with a government of national union. Romania would have looked completely different now. (...) There were all the political forces involved in this effort, not just the PSD and the National Liberal Party (PNL); it would have been another much more coherent communication and I am sure that that government would not have moved away from the Romanians' agenda. He made a major mistake. A president back then should have placed the interest of the Romanians above the interest of the PNL and only the political agenda of the PNL," External link

roumanie-en Monday, August 31, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The PSD MPs will vote tomorrow for the censure motion! The Orban Government must leave, it has already caused too much damage. I expect our partners be serious as well and their MPs vote for the dismissal of this government. The statements concerning arrangements or occult deals are not serious and do not count as votes," External link

roumanie-en Sunday, August 30, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote : "The motion of censure will be up for a vote on Monday - August 31! The Orban government must leave !!!" External link

roumanie-en Thursday, August 27, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "Romania needs a powerful left wing. (...) Today, only the PSD represents the Romanian left and its values. Do we want to remain a conservative party, which rather looks backward to its past, or do we want to transform ourselves into a modern party that looks to the future for progress? Romania society has changed. So have the Romanians' expectations. Do we want to listen to the desires of people and their needs today or do we want to stay prisoner to the old ways of doing politics? PSD will continue to defend our grandparents, those vulnerable, mothers and children, youths who are just now walking their own path. But we must look even further. Let us be close to all Romanians in the middle class!" External link

roumanie-en Saturday, August 22, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "PSD does not have enough votes to pass this censure motion and we are having discussions and negotiations with other leaders with parliamentary representation. And we continue these discussions - that's the political and democratic game. Next week we'll come up with the decision on the date. I am very sure that the motion will pass, but we have to discuss all the details with our partners," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, August 22, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "From my point of view, this is excluded" External link

roumanie-en Saturday, August 22, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu : "PSD arată că are capacitatea de a se adapta noului şi de a fi deschizător încă o dată de drumuri, şi sunt ferm convins că şi restul forţelor politice n-au altă alternativă nici anul acesta, nici anul viitor, de a ţine congrese decât în această formă. Şi ne bucurăm că iarăşi PSD-ul va fi un etalon de organizare a unui congres online. Avem nevoie de o conducere validată de Congres, aleasă de către colegii mei, înaintea a două examene electorale importante - respectiv alegerile locale şi alegerile generale. (...) Anul viitor, cum este şi normal, va avea loc un congres ordinar, cu alegeri de la bază către vârf în sistemul piramidal clasic" External link

hotnews-en Saturday, August 22, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu : "PSD arată că are capacitatea de a se adapta noului şi de a fi deschizător încă o dată de drumuri, şi sunt ferm convins că şi restul forţelor politice n-au altă alternativă nici anul acesta, nici anul viitor, de a ţine congrese decât în această formă. Şi ne bucurăm că iarăşi PSD-ul va fi un etalon de organizare a unui congres online. Avem nevoie de o conducere validată de Congres, aleasă de către colegii mei, înaintea a două examene electorale importante - respectiv alegerile locale şi alegerile generale. (...) Anul viitor, cum este şi normal, va avea loc un congres ordinar, cu alegeri de la bază către vârf în sistemul piramidal clasic" External link

hotnews-en Saturday, August 22, 2020 12:43:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "I remind Prime Minister Ludovic Orban that rights and freedoms, according to the Constitution of Romania, cannot be changed by emergency ordinances, but only by law in the Romanian Parliament" External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu told : "This is the first time when there is no grey in Romanian politics," External link

msn-uk Monday, August 17, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu told : "This is the first time when there is no grey in Romanian politics," External link

trust2 Monday, August 17, 2020 7:41:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "A huge chaos, with a downgraded economy and rampant unemployment, that is Romania after nine months of liberal government, a country adrift, with a government of zero credibility, a government in which the ministers contradict each other to the despair of Romanians who no longer understand anything," External link

roumanie-en Monday, August 17, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "Tonight, the party team will round it up. Tomorrow, as we have promised, we will table it. It is called ‘PNL Government - from pandemic to generalised pandemic. Wealth in the pockets of the PNL cronies, poverty in the pockets of Romanians.' It is signed by 202 lawmakers, the whole PSD floor group," External link

roumanie-en Monday, August 17, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote : "Any form of threat from the Russian Federation is unacceptable! The fact that Romania is and is consolidating itself as the safest country in the region bothers Moscow. This fact is confirmed today by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Let us not forget, however, that history proves us right in our national efforts to be prosperous, free and secure. National security will be further strengthened in the coming months and years, and the 'arc of tension' is generated by the Russians and not by NATO," External link

roumanie-en Friday, August 14, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu added : "After Georgia and Ukraine, everyone understood that, beyond their propaganda with negative effects, Russia regularly acts concretely and violently in the neighbourhood. Romania, in turn, will choose to strengthen key partnerships. A possible additional American presence in Black Sea region would not be in any way contrary to the NATO-Russia Founding Act, but it would be an adequate response to the accelerated militarisation of Crimea and the Black Sea area by the Russian Federation. At the same time we need Romania to become stronger economically, socially and politically in the aftermath of the crises generated by COVID-19," External link

roumanie-en Friday, August 14, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "This is the political program of the PSD team. Together we will go before our colleagues to ask for their trust and support. Every time the others destroyed, PSD came and rebuilt! More than ever, Romania needs a strong and modern Left. Romania needs PSD! Because it needs stability, security, reconstruction and an increase in living standards," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, August 8, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu told : "It is neither the first nor the last time we will table a motion of censure and this motion will be one hundred percent successful. Tabling the motion of censure depends on several factors, first of all on being successful. I have said that when we lodge a motion of censure, the motion of censure will be successful one hundred percent. The moment [of its tabling] is a political decision and is taken in a political forum, namely at a convention of the Executive Committee of the party and in discussions with other political leaders of parties holding seats in the Romanian Parliament," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, July 14, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "It takes 230 votes for a motion of censure to be successful," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, July 14, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote ( about Raed Arafat ) : "With the aid of specialists and civil society, we have built a quarantine law that would even protect Romanians from the pandemic and not cover up abuses! In the morning, I had a meeting in Parliament with Mr Raed Arafat and several fellow lawyers to find the best wording for the new law on quarantine and isolation," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, July 9, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote : "Yesterday, we called for debate civil society experts, who helped us eliminate the Liberal aberrations that threatened the rights and freedoms of the Romanians. Today, after a very applied discussion with Mr Arafat, we are guaranteed that we can cast a final vote on a consistent and efficient law!," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, July 9, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu told : “We will table a motion of censure and this motion of censure will be successful,” External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu told : "We will table a motion of censure and this motion of censure will be successful," External link

roumanie-en Monday, July 6, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "We will have enough votes for this motion to be successful. The vast majority of the leaders of the political groups want this motion to succeed," External link

roumanie-en Monday, July 6, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "We will also present a short-term government programme. We want to show up with a proposal for the prime minister, supported by all political forces. (...) We will table a motion of censure and 100% it will be successful," External link

roumanie-en Monday, July 6, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Liberal Parti ) : "Romanians have begun to realize whom they are dealing with. The government lacks credibility. (...) The prime minister is a pathological liar. (...) Orban no longer has any credibility left. The President of Romania must acknowledge this political failure called Orban and demand his resignation, they [the National Liberal Party] have turned this pandemic into a political game and now this political game is turning against them. (...) I think Orban's resignation would be the most appropriate," External link

roumanie-en Monday, July 6, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote : "The PNL Government produces 600,000 unemployed. In a few months, the liberals destroy everything that had been gained in 3 years with PSD. Official statistics tell us that over 628,000 employment contracts ended permanently in three months of pandemic (March 16 - June 17). Here is the bill for the incompetence of the Iohannis-Orban team in effectively supporting the economy. Practically, in 7 months of office, PNL managed to destroy everything Romania had gained in 3 years of PSD rule, when unemployment had reached an all-time low. Liberals thus throw the country back to the Boc-Basescu government, in 2011. Only in that economic and social nightmare did we have such an unemployment rate of 5.2pct," External link

roumanie-en Friday, July 3, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Marshall Plan ) : "In fact, the only anti-unemployment strategy that works in Romania today is to have a party card with the PNL logo. When people lose their jobs you need a lot of cynicism and nerve to talk about pharaonic investments in two five-year terms. The liberals insist on this farce praised by a minister as 'the PNL's Marshall Plan for Romania'," External link

roumanie-en Friday, July 3, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote ( about Liberal Parti ) : "The postponement of the July 1 lockdown easing phase is a failure of the Liberal government in managing the pandemic. Stop scolding the Romanians, you have been and are anti-role models! The government and Health Minister Tataru blame exclusively the common people for no longer observing social distancing. But they deliberately forget the scandalous public behavior displayed a month ago by the leaders of the National Liberal Party: Orban drinking and smoking at the government headquarters in the company of other officials, and not even now has he learned to put on the mask correctly. [Timisoara mayor] Robu embarked on an electoral circus show at the stadium, kicking about the ball brought by helicopter, in dress shoes and suit, with no distancing and no masks, [Iasi] mayor Chirica and Minister Alexe kicked off the election campaign with hundreds of tent activities, defying even the presidential adage 'you are either cautions or stupid'," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:10:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu : "PSD a propus și vom vota astăzi în Parlament impozitarea drastică a pensiilor speciale! Cu 85%! Toate pensiile din România trebuie aduse la un nivel decent, comparabil cu cele din sistemul public. Acești bani trebuie să se ducă obligatoriu către alocații și pensii și nu în buzunarele clientelei politice a PNL!" External link

hotnews-en Saturday, June 20, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu adds : "At this time, the Ministry of Health was being used to engineer tenders for the home firms of the PNL," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, June 9, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu afirmă ( about Ministerul Sănătăţii ) : "În vremea asta, la Ministerul Sănătăţii se trăgea tun după tun cu licitaţii aranjate pentru firmele de casă ale PNL" External link

hotnews-en Monday, June 8, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Streinu Cercel ) : "Without a free press, President Iohannis's gross lies about Professor Streinu-Cercel or the so-called experiment of reopening schools in France would have remained unsanctioned at the level of public opinion. If the law had not been applied only to the uncomfortable and telling the truth, the presidential website would have long been closed by the state institutions," External link

roumanie-en Monday, May 4, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote : "I firmly ask President Iohannis to come with clear evidence, otherwise, everyone will understand that it is a new lie in the series of those he launched against professor Streinu-Cercel or on the topic of schools reopening in France. I request the SRI and SIE parliamentary control committees to gather next week and convene the heads of intelligence in order to present an official report regarding the false information stated in the public space by President Iohannis. The PSD will file a complaint with the National Council for Combating Discrimination against President Klaus Iohannis for incitement to hatred based on the spreading of false information," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, May 2, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote ( about Klaus Iohannis ) : "Not even a school pupil could imagine that a Romanian, a political party or an organization could ever threaten Romania's integrity. Iohannis' attack is as embarrassing as possible! Nobody gives Transylvania away! Romania is a European Union and NATO member country! Unfortunately, Iohannis is not a European president," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, May 2, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote : "The government has issued the coronavirus tax. It issued 290,000 fines, but only carried out 175,000 tests and no one knows yet the exact number of people tested. Fines worth 570 million lei! Fines handed out in bulk and at will. It's one thing to sanction those who risk spreading the virus, it's another to find fault in the rush to carry out the predetermined fine plan. When one issues 290,000 fines, much more than the coronavirus tests performed, and when their value exceeds the amounts allocated for the medical professionals's protective equipment, it means that the Government has not done its job at all and has put all the pressure on citizens," External link

roumanie-en Friday, May 1, 2020 1:08:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "Let us not let a lie distract us from the real problems of Romania. The draft regarding the autonomy of the Szeklerland was rejected now definitively in the Senate. It was never voted in the Chamber of Deputies, let it be clear. The government sent a point of view only after the term for tacit approval was fulfilled, namely after four months. They sent four words. This blocked the procedure to reject it in the Chamber of Deputies. (...) The President came with a crass attack. Today I had the feeling Vadim Tudor (e.n. - Corneliu Vadim Tudor, former chairman of the far-right Greater Romania Party - PRM) is alive and is the President of Romania," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:41:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote ( about Klaus Iohannis ) : "Today's outburst of President Iohannis shows how low you can stoop in politics. It is an outburst that totally disqualifies the presidential office. I want to remind President Iohannis that he had no reaction when the Romanian ambassador to Budapest was tarnished a few days ago. Had he been a true patriot, he would have defended the Romanian ambassador! President Iohannis knew that PSD was against the bill on the autonomy of the Szeklerland, and that at 14:00hrs this bill would be definitively defeated by the Senate. Same as many other similar bills have been rejected over time. However, he had this anti-Romanian and anti-democratic outburst," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:41:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Klaus Iohannis ) : "I also think that President Iohannis should have been more concerned that his government is letting the forests be cut down. Romanians are expecting from the self-proclaimed pandemic fight banner wearer concrete solutions to their problems, not political fights. Given the situation we are in, the president should be concerned about the fate of Romanians, the protection of living standards, the preservation of jobs, the possibility of postponing their loan repayments, solutions for employees who are forced to leave their children alone at home, instead of political aberrations," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:41:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote ( about Liberal Parti ) : "PSD does not support the law regarding the autonomy of the Szeklerland! PSD will vote against this draft law and it will reject it at once in the Senate, which is the decision-making chamber. In fact, PSD also voted against this draft law in the specialist committees of the Deputies' Chamber. This draft has only received rejections until now. This draft was introduced on the agenda with negative report. More than that, the Government gave an answer and issued a legal opinion after more than two months since requested, after the tacit adoption period had already expired. The committee on administration led by the PNL (National Liberal Party) needed 3 weeks to issue a report on this draft law, while the Standing Bureau of the Chamber warned the committee on administration, in a notification, that the tacit adoption deadline was approaching and they needed to do something," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:41:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "As they came to Parliament while infected we haven't been able to hold any meetings in that precise period when the tacit adoption deadline for this law was met," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:41:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu writes : "It is an exit that totally disqualifies the presidential position!" External link

roumanie-en Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:41:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "We decided to ask the Agriculture Minister to answer publicly to a few questions. Why does he continue to allow the export of cereal if its known Romania will face a penury (...)? What is the quantity of cereal that Romania exported in the state of emergency period? What quantity of cereals is now in the state reserve and for how long would it last for the population? From my information, it's the same quantity left behind by the PSD, mentioned in the normative acts, which is enough for one month. (...) Why have they not returned a single leu from the gas excise for the fourth quarter of 2019? (...) I am firmly convinced the Minister will not answer, just as Minister Citu is doing, so - I decided with my colleagues - we will submit two simple motions, in the Chamber of Deputies and in the Senate, in what regards the Finance and the Agriculture Ministers. Taking into account that Minister Citu has already gone through this procedure in a simple motion in the Senate, for him, this time, we will submit it to the Chamber of Deputies," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu mentioned : "In what regards the website of Mr. Citu, IMM Invest, it was copied from the PSD. You can find it in Government Ordinance 110/2017. Just as Mr. Orban copied the PSD's governing programme, which he used in Parliament, the same thing was done by Mr. Citu. The only issue is that he copied it wrongly. He did not make a very clear convention with the banks that the Finance Ministry is the decision-maker in who accesses this money, we are speaking here of SMEs, we are speaking of 60 pct of the GDP and we are speaking of 60 pct of the employees in Romania. The banks will decide who does and who does not receive these credits. Without a prior approval on the part of the bank, you can access Mr. Citu's website for nothing. Mr. Citu receives on this website some documents, which he sends to the banks for analysis. The same thing could have been done by the Romanian Post. (...) It's a wrong approach," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu says : "The Government did not come up with concrete solutions for population testing and did not present a concrete action plan for restarting the economy and for agriculture. It is obvious that this Government is not interested in transparency and wants to use this state of emergency to continue to behave autocratically. It's not an easy decision at all. We are facing a dilemma in which we must weigh very carefully all the consequences that can occur at the citizen's level" External link

mediafax-en Friday, April 17, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu says : "To vote against prolonging the state of emergency practically means lifting the restrictions imposed by military ordinances. There is a real risk that lifting restrictions especially during Easter will speed up the transmission of coronavirus to the population, and this can lead to more severe cases and unfortunately to more deaths. It is a huge risk that we cannot ignore. PSD still argues that people's health and safety are the most important, but we do not even have a minimum guarantee from the Government that they will test massively and that they will keep things under control" External link

mediafax-en Friday, April 17, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu spune : "Prelungirea stării de urgență #fără o minimă garanție că vor fi luate măsurile corecte și necesare pentru prevenirea unui dezastru economic ar fi o inconștiență totală" External link

hotnews-en Monday, April 13, 2020 3:51:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote ( about Liberal Parti ) : "PNL [National Liberal Party] gives the proof of political maturity today. Challenging at the CCR the social and economic measures initiated by the PSD and voted by all the parliamentary political forces does not hurt the PSD, Mr. Orban, but the Romanians and the Romanian companies that were now waiting for support. I see you are still comparing yourself to Italy and Spain! Then compare yourself also to the social protection measures they have taken and those to save the economy. They are identical - the postponement of loan repayments and payment of utility bills, fiscal facilities for companies or furlough," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, April 7, 2020 1:09:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "It's feasible [the proposal] in other states, in Hungary or other European states, and it's not feasible in Romania?" External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Victor Ponta ) : "We waited first to see what the Government is proposing, we waited, we saw the ordinance (Emergency Ordinance 30/2020 - e.n.). In truth, the PSD proposed that 75% be covered by the state for furlough, however, I saw the conditions proposed so you can benefit from the 75 pct. It's a huge bureaucracy and we will come with amendments when the ordinance comes to Parliament. (...) What we agreed upon and what draft we came with today together with Mr. Tariceanu (ALDE's head) and Mr. Victor Ponta (Pro Romania leader) is very clear. In the ordinance, in order to benefit from the 75 pct, leaving aside the bureaucracy, there was a military order through which a restaurant was closed down and now the owner of the restaurant must ask the state for a paper to confirm that he was shut down through state order, non-sense. The recuperation of the 75 pct for the furlough is done after a month, already many SMEs are having cashflow problems and so we came today with the proposal to not pay for three months CAS (Social Security - e.n), the CASS (Social Health Insurance - e.n.) still be paid, because it goes straight to the health budget and in the next 12 months this CAS be paid in installments. It's a fair proposal," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "And we came with the same proposal, for three months, who desires, who believes they don't have the money they opt for these three months to be paid in installments over the following 12 months. So, that's one thing, it's not populist, it's actually a responsible proposal. It comes after two other proposals," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “don’t deserve this vote, but Romanians deserve a functioning state which can react quickly to the epidemic,” External link

dailyjournal Sunday, March 15, 2020 3:12:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "don't deserve this vote, but Romanians deserve a functioning state which can react quickly to the epidemic," External link

startribune Saturday, March 14, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “don’t deserve this vote, but Romanians deserve a functioning state which can react quickly to the epidemic,” External link

680news Saturday, March 14, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “don’t deserve this vote, but Romanians deserve a functioning state which can react quickly to the epidemic,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, March 14, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "We'll vote for a stable government in Romania. We are no longer talking about the person, we are talking about a government" External link

roumanie-en Saturday, March 14, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "What I promise you as Chamber Speaker is that we will speed up all hearings for the investiture of a new government," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu told : "A surprise is possible. We have to make a political decision which should meet the citizens expectations" External link

mediafax-en Thursday, March 5, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu mentioned : "We took note of the President's and the PNL's desire to prolong this crisis. Last time, we came up with a concrete solution to stop the political crisis. Today, we voiced our availability to vote for a government of specialists or a national union government. (...) We won't vote for any minority government of the PNL," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, February 27, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "It is clear what path they chose, they are forcing for the elections," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, February 27, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "In principle, it remains on February 29, if the situation regarding the coronavirus will not worsen in Romania. (...) If the situation is normal, then we will hold the Congress on February 29" External link

mediafax-en Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:44:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu told : "It was normal for this to happen since there is a ruling of the Constitutional Court which was very clear, with or without reasoning," External link

agerpres-en Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu told : "It was normal for this to happen since there is a ruling of the Constitutional Court which was very clear, with or without reasoning," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:19:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "Today we had a National Standing Bureau meeting, and both my opinion and that of my colleagues was a very clear one: Romania is facing an imminent danger caused by the coronavirus. I think we are entering another political stage where it is time for all politicians and all political forces to return to the agenda of the Romanians, and the Romanian Government must come up with an action plan as quickly as possible for the citizens, an explained one, because at this moment this is the number one priority," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, February 25, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "The PSD's priority at this moment is this imminent danger that we, Romanians are about to face. We have to keep in mind that over 1.5 million Romanians are currently in Italy, an affected country. As we can see, the number of cases is increasing. I hope the Government has taken the necessary steps, even if it has not communicated them," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, February 25, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu mentioned : "Because there is no quorum, I declare the meeting closed," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, February 25, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote : "I continued the series of today's meetings with a constructive discussion that I had with Mr. David Maria Sassoli, President of the European Parliament, on the European budget. We support an increase in cohesion funds and a correct implementation of the common agricultural policy. I underscored the determination of the PSD [the Social Democratic Party] to work closely with the current leadership of the European Parliament on the main European issues," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, February 18, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "If we submit a complaint, to be consistent, we should wait for the answer, to see if it's constitutional or if someone started a legal constitutional conflict" External link

roumanie-en Monday, February 10, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Remus Pricopie ) : "Following yesterday's vote in Parliament, when the censure motion passed with 261 votes and the Government was dismissed, we were invited today by the President of Romania to take part in consultations. We came with the same proposal that you already know, namely Mr. Remus Pricopie, for Prime Minister. The decision belongs now to the President, it depends on him how long - a shorter or a longer period - this governmental and political crisis will last," External link

roumanie-en Friday, February 7, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "I still believe that the President of Romania will respect the Constitution of Romania," External link

roumanie-en Friday, February 7, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu replied : "It is not a ruled out option" External link

roumanie-en Friday, February 7, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : "We had a conversation. We agreed to keep in touch," External link

roumanie-en Friday, February 7, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Remus Pricopie ) : "Following yesterday's vote in Parliament, when the censure motion passed with 261 votes and the Government was dismissed, we were invited today by the President of Romania to take part in consultations. We came with the same proposal that you already know, namely Mr. Remus Pricopie, for Prime Minister. The decision belongs now to the President, it depends on him how long - a shorter or a longer period - this governmental and political crisis will last," External link

roumanie-en Friday, February 7, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu anunciou ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "O Governo Orban demitiu-se, é um grande passo para a democracia" External link

jornaldeangola Thursday, February 6, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : “The Orban government fell. It’s a very big step for Romanian democracy,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, February 6, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban Government fell. It's my opinion that it's a very big step for Romania's democracy, especially the wellbeing of Romanians. It was a mobilization as never seen before. Something like this didn't happen before, for a motion to pass with such a score. I am glad, it means that many colleagues woke up. I didn't manage to mobilize them as well as Mr. Orban did," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, February 6, 2020 9:48:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Victor Ponta ) : "We are waiting to be called to Cotroceni (Palace, ed. n.) by the President. I will have a discussion with Victor Ponta (Pro Romania's leader, ed. n.) regarding a Prime Minister proposal, so that we have a common proposal. We do not have the issue of creating a majority, we did not create this crisis. Today I had a single discussion with Mr. Ponta and we agreed to go with a common proposal in what regards the Prime Minister," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, February 6, 2020 9:48:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It’s a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

thenews-pk Thursday, February 6, 2020 5:25:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

jordantimes Wednesday, February 5, 2020 11:30:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, February 5, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

business-standard Wednesday, February 5, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : “The Orban government fell. It’s a very big step for Romanian democracy,” External link

businessday Wednesday, February 5, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu afirmou ( about Ludovic Orban ) : “O governo de (Ludovic) Orban foi deposto” External link

istoe Wednesday, February 5, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said : “This government is now dismissed by parliament by a large margin,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, February 5, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Wednesday, February 5, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu afirmou ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "O governo de (Ludovic) Orban foi deposto" External link

uol Wednesday, February 5, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu annoncé ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "Le gouvernement Orban a été démis, c'est un grand pas pour la démocratie" External link

afp-fr Wednesday, February 5, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

dw-en Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

ibtimes Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

pulse Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

thenational Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu annoncé ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "Le gouvernement Orban a été démis, c'est un grand pas pour la démocratie" External link

lnc Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT



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deputatul100.00%RO06/28/201728/06/2017
Names Lang Count
Marcel CiolacuRO75.00%
Marcel CiolacuEN25.00%


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Ludovic Orban ( about Marcel Ciolacu ) : "Au fost lucrări de construcție, acolo au fost mutați pacienții de la Secția ATI, care funcționa la etajul trei, la etajul doi. Este clar că nu au avut niciun fel de aviz din partea DSP. Dar, repet, este o anchetă în curs, care este preluată de Parchetul General”. În replică, preşedintele PSD, Marcel Ciolacu, a publicat o serie de documente pe pagiana sa de Facebook care doreau sa demonstreze că secţia ATI de la etajele 2 şi 3 ale Spitalul Judeţean Neamţ funcţiona în legalitate”. Marcel Ciolacu: " External link

hotnews-en Sunday, November 22, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Victor Ponta told ( about Marcel Ciolacu ) : "There are 200,000 people [involved in the organisation]. We all go to those people. What are the chances of not getting infected if even only one is COVID stricken? (...) Obviously, the elections would need to be postponed. (...) At the moment, I have the certainty that I meet my candidate running in Baia Mare, after which I meet the one running in Mangalia, after which I take a picture with the one running in Calarasi, after which I take a picture with the one running Botosani, so what if one of them is infected? Ciolacu will also meet people, Orban will too, Barna will as well, remember that we have 3,200 mayoralties, 3,200 candidates, seven parties or something. We have to file in the bids. And I look around and say: do you really want us all to get sick?," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Victor Ponta said ( about Marcel Ciolacu ) : "I had a discussion with Mr Ciolacu, I asked him, I told him that we are all in danger and it means that in October we will all be to blame. What is missing is for politicians to spread the virus throughout the country. (...) All communication is aberrant. First of all, you say: mask up, but neither Iohannis, nor Orban, nor the ministers wear any masks (...) Second [the novel coronavirus] is horrendous, it is dangerous, we have to lock ourselves up at home, but you go to the polls to vote for us," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT