Adrian Severin must quit the European Parliament and the Social Democratic Party he is a member of. If he will not consider doing this, I will launch the exclusion procedure from the Social Democratic Party, PSD leader Victor Ponta declared in a press conference on Tuesday.

Here are his main statements:

  • Adrian Severin made a mistake and he needs to be accountable for it, things are clear I wish the EP would establish any other type of responsibility, other than political 
  • If Adrian Severin is to be found not guilty, I will apologize  
  • PSD will follow the decisions of European Socialists and the Socialists group in the EP Severin is not the victim of a conspiracy but a victim of his mistakes.