European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker said in a joint press conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday that he did not believe "under any circumstances" that we can speak of the activation of Article 7 of the European Treaties in the case of Romania. Article 7, triggered in the case of Poland for the risk of a serious violation of the rule of law, may end up with the suspension of the country's voting right.
Juncker was asked by a journalist about the state of justice in Romania and whether the issue of activating Article 7 in the case of Bucharest is taken into consideration. The EU official said he did not have any such concerns and that he had clearly said that the justice system in Romania is functioning. This problem will find a solution, but in Romania, not in Brussels, he added.