Leader of PSD Botosani (N-E) county organisation senator Gheorghe Marcu criticised the statements made by the US ambassador to Romania Mark Gitenstein, addressing the negative effects flowing the decision of not adopting the Law for The National Integrity Agency. He made the statement on Monday, in an interview for HotNews.ro, news agency Agerpres informs.

"Since when does an ambassador, be it the United States of America ambassador, express his opinion in critical terms on the decision taken by the Romanian authorities? I was waiting for a reaction from the Romanian authorities, but it's been five days now and there's still no sign", Marcu said in a press conference.

"In the same fashion, the US ambassador should worry about the fact that in the US they still use the death penalty. At the same time, I believe the US ambassador should worry about the way the prisoners in Guantanamo are treated. Plus, he should be concerned by the way the American justice solved the death of Teo Peter. The ambassador should concern himself with the issue of Turkish workers working at the American military base in Kogalniceanu, breaking the Romanian law", he added.

The social-democrat senator made also a reference to the "servile attitude the Romanian authorities have for the allegedly more powerful and bigger states", saying that they're refusing to take a stand in the case of "un-diplomatic" statements.

"Marcu's reaction comes after Gitenstein told in an interview for HotNews that "it would be a big problem" if the Parliament did not adopt a law to allow the National Integrity Agency (ANI) to be fully functional, stating that he was optimist regarding the issue.