Social Democratic Party (PSD) leader Victor Ponta commented on Wednesday, June 23, on the conclusions of the recent Romanian National Defence Strategy: "Just in case there was still someone left who thought it wasn't true, here's the confirmation. One of the enemies of this power, alongside opposition and unions, is the press, which fails to understand how it should praise the power".
Victor Ponta also claims that an attack is being led on many fronts against the Romanian press, through taxing copyrights, the problems certain media trusts have got with the Fisk and the arrest of some journalists.
The State's National Defence Strategy, put together by the State's Supreme Defence Council (CSAT), identified "pressures press trusts exercise on political decisions in order to obtain economic advantages or in their relationships with state institutions".
CSAT mentioned in the document "the phenomena of ordered press campaigns aimed to denigrate state institutions by spreading false information about their activity" and identifies "the pressures press trusts exercise on political decision in order to obtain economic advantages or in their relationships with state institutions".