Norica Nicolai, a vice president of the PNL (National Liberal Party) and the Romanian PM's choice for a future minister of justice, denied yesterday the accusations concerning her professional career and she also claimed that the 'teacher' invoked in the talks between Syrian businessman Omar Hayssam and prosecutor Ciprian Nastasiu was the President of Romania Traian Basescu.
She argued: "The stenograms published by the press and public debates show the person Omar Hayssam and Ciprian Nastasiu referred to as 'the teacher' is President Basescu. This makes me worry a lot and I think we all should worry that a convicted person and a prosecutor speak about the head of state in such terms."
According to the Liberal official, the Prosecutor's Office broke the law when making public personal data about her father. Still she added she would advise him not to sue the Prosecutor's Office "out of respect for justice".
Nevertheless, Romanian Liberals announced their intention to address both the Constitutional Court and the Court of Appeal against President Basescu's refusal to appoint Norica Nicolai a minister of justice. (...) (R.G.)