Romanian Justice minister Monica Macovei, hailed in Brussels for her moves to combat corruption before Romania joined the European Union, is about to lose her seat after clashing with other members of the government, Financial Times reports in its online edition on Tuesday.
The paper quotes Romanian PM Calin Popescu Tariceanu who suggested he might dismiss Macovei over her refusal to cooperate with other ministers. “Each minister should take into account the basic principle of governmental solidarity”, Tariceanu told FT.
According to the paper, any decision in this regard would be closely followed in Brussels where Macovei’s reforms in the Justice sector are much appreciated. The FT quotes an official close to PM Tariceanu who said that “she does not know to choose her enemies”.
And the paper writes that it was unclear whether the prime minister wanted to dismiss her for her efforts to fight corruption or because her refusal to compromise.