Former Romanian PM Adrian Nastase of the opposition Social Democrats (PSD) urges party colleagues to be more offensive in their fight against corruption and prevent President Basescu from taking up his favorite theme. Nastase is himself investigated by anti-graft prosecutors in four files. According to sources quoted by Romanian newspaper Evenimentul Zilei Nastase encouraged his colleagues to accuse the right wing opposition for their lack of results in the fight against corruption.

Nastase declared that he was disappointed by the way his colleagues react to this theme: in his opinion, Social Democratic members should embrace this theme and take some actions against opposition leaders.

The Social Democratic leader offered clear lines of attack, referring to the energy tycoons and the way Petrom was privatized. The theme was also assumed by PSD leader Mircea Geoana in a press conference. Geoana urged Romania's Senate to investigate Petrom's privatization and make all documents public.

Petrom's privatization was undertaken while Nastase was Prime Minister and was voted in the Parliament.