President Traian Basescu declared on Monday to the Interior ministry, as the new minister was swearing in that it is unacceptable that those who ought to defend the country destroy the state's symbols. He said that he expects a full report on the events and until he receives a report, he will not make use of the police escort. The President called on Thursday a meeting of the supreme defense council.

Here are his main declarations:

  • I want to thank Vasile Blaga for his activity as Interior minister 
  • I want to thank him for his political gesture, as he took responsibility for others 
  • I did not joke that I expect a full report on the events on Septemer 24 
  • It is unacceptable that a legal protest turned into an illegal one 
  • It is unacceptable to see that those who ought to defend the state undermine its symbols
  • I appreciate the decision of Blaga, but I still expect a report 
  • It is a moment I did not believe I will witness from the Interior ministry or any other institution related to national safety 
  • I want to make it clear that I understand the people who protest due to the diminish of revenues. I consider they have every right to doit. It is not their business if the government has money or not 
  • However, I expect to obey to the law
  • Introduce respect and discipline in the system where it failed and reintroduce respect for the job of police officer