ForMin Aurescu: To some, technocrat is a minus; they are not serious; Romania needs such people

ForMin Aurescu: To some, technocrat is a minus; they are not serious; Romania needs such people

Romania’s Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu on Thursday rated as not serious the people who say being a technocrat is a minus, arguing that the technocrats are skilled professionals and Romania needs such people.

“Coming from a technocrat minister: please become real professionals because there are some who say being a technocrat or professional is a minus. On the contrary, I believe whoever says that is not serious; maybe he or she failed the Roman Law exam. Being a technocrat and professional means being skilled at what you do, knowing how to solve problems and moving the country forward. Romania needs elites, hardworking and serious people that will carry through the projects they start so that they may leave behind something sustainable. In the end we are what we do and the durable things we leave behind — a trial we win, a treaty we have negotiated well, a fair court ruling, a well-made contract,” Aurescu said in a speech to the opening of the 2015-2106 academic year at the Bucharest Faculty of Law. More…