Members of the Supreme Council for Country Defence (CSAT) had a constructive meeting where they discussed the privatisation process of the CFR Marfa; the Council didn’t decide anything new regarding this matter, informs the presidential press office in a release.
‘The CSAT members had a constructive meeting about the national freight rail carrier privatisation process, while they were focusing mainly on the continuation of the legal procedures in this case. The Supreme Council for Country Defence approved the privatisation strategy of CFR Marfa in its CSAT Decision No. 23/5.02.2013. The Council didn’t take any new decision concerning this matter’, said the abovementioned release.
„Attending the meeting, according to the presidential press office, there were Vice Prime Minister Gabriel Oprea, Minister of Public Finance, Vice Prime Minister Daniel Chitoiu, Minister of National Defence, Mircea Dusa, Minister of Home Affairs, Robert-Marius Cazanciuc, Director of the Romanian Intelligence Service, George-Cristian Maior, Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service, Teodor-Viorel Melescanu, Chief of General Staff, Lt.Gen. Stefan Danila, presidential adviser for national security, Iulian Fota, Secretary of the CSAT, General Ion Oprisor, spokesperson for the Romanian President, Bogdan Oprea. Presidential adviser Claudiu-Constantin Dinu, the head of the Legislative Constitutional Department also participated in the meeting, as a guest.
„A meeting of the Supreme Council for Country Defence (CSAT), chaired by Romanian President Traian Basescu, took place on Friday, August 2, 11:00 am, in the CSAT Hall at the Cotroceni Palace, convoked following a request made by the Romanian government to the CSAT Secretariat on Thursday, August 1, 5:05 am, to include on the agenda of the day of the CSAT meeting a debate on the Government Decision No. 526 as of July 24, 2013, regarding the approval of the main conditions of the sale of shares, through the Ministry of Transportation, as the seller, and the Romanian Railway Group national company, as a buyer, regarding the transfer of the property right over a share package, representing 51 percent of the share capital of the National Rail Freight Company CFR Marfă S.A., informed the Presidential Administration.
On Thursday, August 1, President Traian Basescu decided to call an urgent meeting of the CSAT on Friday. Most of the CSAT members came to the meeting, except for Victor Ponta, who was replaced by Vice Prime Minister Gabriel Oprea, but with no voting rights, and the Minister of Economy, Varujan Vosganian.
Few days ago, Prime Minister Victor Ponta was explaining that, while he was on vacation, Vice Prime Minister Gabriel Oprea was going to replace him at the helm of the government. ‘Beginning on Thursday, I will have someone replacing me at the helm of the Government, following this person to have full rights in representing me. If something comes up, in one or two hours from now, Mister Oprea will have full rights’, said the Prime Minister.