In the recent months Romanian authorities initiated a legislative process for significantly changing some juridical laws leading to protests and also important disapproval messages from European Union and US (US urges Romanian Parliament to reject proposals that may weaken rule of law):
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and First Vice-President Frans Timmermans issued a joint statement expressing their concerns about the latest developments in Romania regarding the independence of the country’s judicial system and its capacity to fight corruption.
The heads of Parliament Chambers responded to this message arguing that EC is misinformed on justice laws:
The presidents of the Romanian Parliament’s two chambers, who are also the leaders of the ruling coalition, signed a letter to the European Commission’s leaders expressing their concern that the European Commission was misinformed about the changes to the justice laws recently passed by the Parliament.
“We are very well informed about this process, about the stakes and potential risks. We have been in contact with the Government, Parliament, the judicial system and civil society in Romania, within the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism,” the EC representatives added.
Clearly, accusing someone of being misinformed is far from being a decent official message and I suspect there will be repercussions.
Question: Were there any cases when EU country officials accused European Commission of not being informed properly on some matters?