BUCHAREST | Constitutional Court decided on Wednesday that Romania’s President participates at the European Council meetings, as head of state, this authority may be delegated by him expressly for the Prime Minister. Prime Minister Victor Ponta said after the Constitutional Court decided that he will go obviously to Brussels at the European Council, regardless of what the CC decided.
“At its meeting on June 27, 2012 of the Constitutional Court, vested under Article 146, letter e) of the Constitution and Article 34 of Law no.47/1992 on the organization and functioning of the Constitutional Court examined the claim by the President of Romania on constitutional legal conflict between the Government, represented by the Prime Minister, on the one hand, and President of Romania, on the other.
Following deliberations, by majority votes, the Constitutional Court established that a constitutional legal conflict between the Government, on the one hand, and the President of Romania on the other hand, generated by the action of the Government and the Prime Minister to exclude the President of Romania from the delegation participating in the European Council on 28-29 June 2012. In exercise of the constitutional rights, the President of Romania participates at the European Council meetings, as head of state. This task may be delegated by the President of Romania, specifically to the Prime Minister.