Romanian Politicians "Aware of CIA Secret Flights"

Politics | June 12, 2006, Monday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0
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Several Romanian politicians are aware of the secret CIA flights, according to Graham Watson, leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe in the European Parliament.

I suspect that representatives of the Romanian intelligence services as well as politicians from the current government are aware of the secret CIA flights but have given no explanations so far, Watson said in an interview for Deutsche Welle.

In his words both Romania and Poland's governments should push the former cabinets to give clear answer to that question, Romanian Adevarul newspaper reports. Watson has also demanded the specially established Romanian commission dealing with that issue to do its job properly.

Graham Watson commented that the report for the secret CIA flights would not harm Romania's EU future as the report also includes information about many other European countries, including the UK.

Last week a senior German MEP, Elmar Brok, suggested that Romania's entry to the EU should be delayed if the existence of a CIA jail on its territory prior to November 2005 is confirmed.

Bucharest, along with Sofia, is struggling to win a confirmation of their target accession date - 1 January 2007. The observation of human rights and the respect for the rule of law used to be among key critiques to both governments, but under the latest progress Brussels has praised their achievements in this field.

Romania and Poland along with 14 European countries have been included in the report of PACE rapporteur Dick Marti, who claims that these states have actively participated with the CIA "at varying degrees, which are not always settled definitively" for violating the rights of named "rendered" individual.
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