The main political event of the week was the holding of the official meeting between the President of Romania and the President of the United States of America (EN). The consequences of the meeting can be analyzed in two plans: governmental and political.
At the governmental level, a joint declaration was signed, which contains elements of a general vision, such as the creation by Romania of an attractive framework for energy investments or the two countries opposition to the North Stream 2 project. Also, at the governmental level, a Memorandum of Understanding on 5G technology has been signed, which states the commitment to respect transparency and security criteria when developing 5G telecommunications networks. The memorandum was interpreted by analysts as having the role of excluding Huawei from the development of the 5G network in Romania (the Chinese company has presently an agreement with Vodafone on the Romanian market for the realization of 5G infrastructure). President Klaus Iohannis announced that the topic will also be on the agenda of the Supreme Council of Defense of the Country. Most likely, a solution will be sought, in the form of establishing selection criteria when granting 5G licenses, which will limit / exclude the involvement of the Chinese company in the development of the 5G telecommunications network in Romania.
Politically, President Klaus Iohannis received explicit support from the US president for his re-election for a new term, about 3 months before the presidential election date. President Klaus Iohannis is considered as the candidate with the highest chances of victory in the November presidential elections. The meeting with the US President will only strengthen his chances to be re-elected.
Also this week, the PSD president, Viorica Dăncilă was validated at the Congress of the party, unanimously, as the social democrats candidate for the Romania Presidency (EN). In the same context, the People's Movement Party nominated former Liberal minister Theodor Paleologu as its candidate for Romania Presidency, and the actor and former independent MEP Mircea Diaconu also announced his intention to run for the most important position in the state. He may be endorsed by Pro Romania and ALDE.
In fact, today, Monday, August 26, a clear conclusion is expected on the possible political Alliance between Pro Romania and ALDE, as well as the way in which the realization of this alliance will be accompanied or not by ALDE's exit from the government. Should ALDE leave the government, most likely the current cabinet will remain a minority one and will ensure the exercise of governance until after the presidential elections (no other formation being interested in accessing governance in the current electoral context).
Pentru a downloada raportul trebuie să vă autentificați