The National Anti Discriminatory Council found Romania's Foreign Affairs minister Teodor Baconschi guilty of discrimination, following his declarations related to gypsies and felonies and sanctioned him with a warning, sources from the institution declared for the Romanian news agency Mediafax.
The Council analyzed a complaint regarding the minister's declarations on Rroma and felonies and the Council concluded that he discriminated against them. According to the law, the minister can contest the decision of the council.
Several tens of NGOs urged the government to dismiss the minister for his declarations which they consider racist. The NGOs were dissatisfied with the minister's declarations during a meeting with the French state secretary for European affairs, Pierre Lellouche on February 11, 2010 and with a government's press release meant to inform about the talks of the two.
Referring to the Romanian community in France, Baconschi said that there are natural, psysiological problems in particular of criminality among the Romanian origin Rroma.