A scandal is about to die young. Two days ago, Mircea Dinescu threatened to resign from the National Council for the Study of Securitate Archives (CNSAS), in case his suggestion - to publish the files of the former political police on the Internet - is not taken seriously.

Assuming the same informal way of talking to journalists - at a desk in front of the institution, Cazimir Ionescu, another CNSAS member, explained why the suggestion isn’t viable.

The facts Ionescu explaind are quite simple. First, the CNSAS law issued by the Parliament doesn’t allow this kind of data publishing. Second: the persons referred to are entitled to protect their image, at least until a final verdict of the Council.

Fearing misinterpretations, all information on former Securitate informers should firt be analyzed by the CNSAS members, only then bought to public opinion.

Still, Ionescu made no comment on Dinescu’s accusation for the „lack of transparency” that governs the institution. On Wednesday, Dinescu promised to hold himself two press conferences every week, even in case he’d have to move his chair and desk on the sidewalk.

Cazimir Ionescu also made another mention: three categories must be defined in order for CNSAS to categorize the Securitate paraphernalia: „collaborator”, when persons signed angagements; „political police”, when persons signed information notes; „good behavior”, in case they aren’t related in any way with the Securitate.