President Traian Basescu declared on Monday, at the swear in ceremony of the new Interior minister Traian Igas that his mission will be a lot harder, as he will have to raise to the performance of his predecessor. The ministry is one of the pillars of the Romanian state, whose citizens are in direct contact with the citizens, Basescu said. He underlined that those employed by the ministry need to respect the law and leave no doubt on morality.

Vasile Blaga announced his resignation on Monday morning following the scandal that broke out on Friday, as police officers protested illegally in front of Cotroceni, the presidential headquarters.