Romanian President Traian Basescu says U.S. President Barack Obama has advised him to reform his country's troubled justice system.
Mr. Basescu spoke Wednesday in Bucharest, one day after he met with President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden at the White House. A White House statement issued afterwards says discussions covered ongoing political and economic reforms in Romania.
The eastern European country's police and courts have been pursued by allegations of corruption and political interference.
Obama scolds Romania on corruption. Then gives them missiles.
EXCLUSIVE | The Obama White House tried to rush federal reviewers for a decision on a nearly half-billion-dollar loan to the solar-panel manufacturer Solyndra so Vice President Biden could announce the approval at a September 2009 groundbreaking for the company’s factory, newly obtained e-mails show.
“We have ended up with a situation of having to do rushed approvals on a couple of occasions (and we are worried about Solyndra at the end of the week),” one official wrote. That Aug. 31, 2009, message, written by a senior OMB staffer and sent to Terrell P. McSweeny, Biden’s domestic policy adviser, concluded, “We would prefer to have sufficient time to do our due diligence reviews.”
Solyndra collapsed two weeks ago, leaving taxpayers liable for the $535 million loan.
Romania scolds Obama on corruption