US concerned about rule of law in Romania

first_imgBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) – A senior U.S. official says he has expressed concerns about Romania’s rule of law in a meeting with its president, who has been suspended on charges of overstepping his authority and violating the constitution.The U.S. and the European Union have voiced doubts about Bucharest’s commitment to democracy, after a court failed to rule on whether a referendum to suspend President Traian Basescu was valid. New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Comments   Share   Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Top Stories Parents, stop beating yourself up Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debatescenter_img Voters overwhelmingly voted to remove Basescu, but too few people voted to validate the vote. The left-leaning government claims enough people voted as the country’s electorate has shrunk.U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Philip Gordon met Basescu Monday and called Romania “a strategic partner” and said the US was concerned about `’the rule of law and independent institutions.” He also met interim President Crin Antonescu.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Daylast_img