Romanian Premier Viktor Ponta believes that statement of Romanian President Trayan Basesku about the case of LUKoil Romania company “was made in the nervous and agitated state and for the political and electoral purposes.”
Romanian Premier also added that “the companies must not leave the country just because the president was in the nervous state” and “such unbalanced televised statements could just do harm.” “From the government’s viewpoint, all the companies must respect the laws. Those who do not respect the law and who causes damage to the budget, must pay. We will take measures to save jobs and to ensure legal incomes in the budget,” Ponta added.
Romanian Foreign Ministry has made an official statement about LUKoil’s debt and added that it supports the dialogue with the Russian embassy in Bucharest.
Dan Shova, press officer of the Romanian Social-Democratic party, said that with his “insulting” and “fiery” statements Basesku tries to hide his own ties with the Russian company, “which was a very important sponsor of his presidential campaign in 2009.” “Russian money was used to sponsor Mr. Basesku’s campaign and now President does not know how to hide this fact.”