BRUSSELES | Two MEPs, chairmen of committees of the EU Parliament are asking the European Commission to follow closely the political developments in Bucharest and to form a report that could lead to the suspension of the voting rights of Romania in the European Council.
“Decisions taken by the Romanian Government in recent days are very worrying. The European Commission must act immediately to put Romania under monitoring”, says MEPs Alain Lamassourem, PE Budget Committee chairman, and Elmar Brok, chairman of the EP Foreign Affairs Committee .
“The findings of this report can lead to use of the provisions of Article 7 of the Treaty of Lisbon,” said the two MEPs. Article 7 (paragraph 3) of the EU Treaty provides for the suspension of voting rights of a state in the European Council if the State does not respect the fundamental principles of the European Union.