Saturday, April 26, 2008

Romanian foreign minister tenders resignation after Polish scandal

Romanian Foreign Minister Adrian Cioroianu tendered his resignation Friday following criticism that he failed to act decisively after the death of a Romanian citizen in Poland.

Bucharest media levelled heavy criticism at both Cioroianu and Romanian diplomats at their country's Warsaw embassy after the Romanian died following a hunger strike.

Prime Minister Calin Popescu was among those critical of Cioroianu, and has demanded an inquiry into the affair. Cioroianu, a historian, has been in office for just over a year.

Note: Being held prisenor in Poland can do that to you.