Senator Adrian Tutuianu (PSD), Chairman of the Joint Standing Committee for the Exercise of Parliamentary Control over the Activity of the Romanian Intelligent Service (SRI), said he will ask SRI to check the information according to which multinational companies „sent their employees to protests”.
„In a newspaper from Prahova, there is said that employees of multinational companies have sent their employees to protests. It is a matter of national security. We must check that out.
Dan Andronic mentioned in an article that several multinational companies offered employees time off or paid overtime because the companies are disturbed by some changes to be made in the Tax Code and the implementation of a European directive concerning the taxation of profits in the country where the profit is obtained, which benefits the respective country.
From this perspective,”I want to have a discussion within the specialized committee, to clarify if there are any major vulnerabilities related to the security of the country„, said Adrian Tutuianu Sunday at Antena 3.
IPP calls for Adrian Tutuianu’s resignation as head of SRI control commission
The Institute for Public Policy (IPP) immediately reacted and asked Senator PSD Tutuianu to resign as Chairman of the Joint Standing Committee for the Exercise of Parliamentary Control over the Activity of the Romanian Intelligent, because his statements „are a hate speech against companies with foreign capital from Romania.”
„This irresponsible attitude, coming from a parliamentary committee, causes an immense damage to Romania’s image in relation to its external partners,” adds IPP in a press release.
Also, mentions IPP, Adrian Tutuianu’s initiative is an act of political police:
„Despite the rhetoric of some PSD leaders calling for calm and dialogue, Adrian Tutuianu seeks to antagonize the Romanian employees from the public sector or state companies against those working in multinationals, a theme that PSD used during the election campaign.
The statements of a Chairman of a parliamentary committee have a totally different meaning. Beyond that, such an attitude is an act of political police.
Even if this assumption is real and the management of companies decided to recommend employees to protest, this is only a legal right provided by the Constitution and not at all an unconstitutional, illegal or subversive act.”
IPP also warns SRI, asking them not to respond to this request: It is an act of „political police„.
„We urge SRI’s director to not act on this request to collect data about protesters demonstrating based on a constitutional right or worse, provide these data to a political actor who wants to stop the protests. That is an act of political police,” also says the IPP release.
The organization also recalls other actions of some PSD members who „take care to make lists of people names, and more recently, private companies that participate or support the protest against the recent decisions of Grindeanu’s cabinet in the field of fight against corruption”.
- Minister of Internal Affairs Carmen Dan „who made lists of journalists who publicly announced their participation in the protest and urged others to do the same”
- „the staff of the Economic Police who conducts intimidating controls in the Romanian companies that support the protests (see the case of the business owner from Ploiesti whose firms have been audited following his announcement that he offers to print free of charge banners for protesters)”