Defend DiEM25 & European Spring -
Fellow colleagues and coordinators of DiEM25, friends and partners of the European Spring,
We’ve been informed by the intention of a Romanian party – „Demos”, to enter our European Spring alliance. This is made with no consultation of our local members and no regard to their opinion.
We believe this party is extremely detrimental to DiEM25 and our European Spring credibility and image to the citizens of Europe.
Yet this is not a message to share our opinions, but to present you the public informations available about this party, for any person in the public space.
„Demos” has the reputation of a party made by supporters of the Right, a spin-off from USR, a Radical Right party. It also applied to enter the Party of European Left and been rejected.
Yet the public knowledge on its leader and the way of its creation (made in December 2018), proves clearly the involvement of PSD (Social-Democratic Party), one of most corrupted parties in Romania and maybe from Europe, and known for corruption in whole Europe (like the law for the amnesty of corrupted politicians).
Who is „Demos” and its leader Claudiu Craciun?
- Part of their members, including one from their list for the European Parliament, previously made a group called PUMN („fist”). They entered the PSR (European Left representative in Romania) and run on their list on the last European elections. After failing the elections, the group left PSR and some went in a PSD foundation (Social-Democratic Party) – the Democratic Left Foundation (FSD)
Of a particular interest is what Liviu Dragnea (PSD president and one of most corrupted politicians in Romania) said about this project:
„There is not enough to associate the left with a party (…) FSD is to be the element to generate the left movement (…) and PSD will be the partner”
Ironically, when some of the „Fist” group moved and made Demos (as founding members), they also brought as Demos chief of campaign, the communication specialist from FSD – Roxana Ivan.
- Claudiu Craciun, the main leader and founder of Demos, been launched on the public scene, when PSD, by then in opposition, brought him to speak in the European Parliament, during the street protests of January 2012, where he was actively involved.
„Later on, he attended many talk shows held on a TV channel supporting the opposition parties (PSD), thus sparkling discussions, even among protesters, about the „politicisation” of the protest.”
The protests ended with the resignation of the Government (PDL - the opposition to PSD) and brought the PSD to power, with Victor Ponta as prime-minister. By the time Victor Ponta had resigned, the owner of the television where Claudiu Craciun been lauched, has been sentenced to jail together with ministers from Ponta Government, and Ponta himself put under criminal investigation for alleging forgery, complicity in tax evasion and money laundering.
There is also the public declaration in press of Remus Cernea, former MP and colleague with Claudiu Craciu while organising the protests of January 2012 that brought PSD to power:
„The choice for an alliance with PSD was taken six months before January 2012, at a congres at which Claudiu Craciun had participated. He has been present also to the press conference held at PSD headquarters. We worked well together.”
I repeat, all these are public informations accesible to anyone. We also provide the links to the media presenting them.
For any other questions or informations, we’ll be glad to help and assist further.