I am very, very, very upset about the recent news of Mihnea. He was very close to me since he was a student. I brought him to the Government. He was the Government’s spokesman and an important collaborator for me. I have to say he was what French people call «un grand serviteur de l’état», a great man in the service of the state. (…) He was a man with a formidable devotion to the public good and a professional like no one else. This is a great loss for the Romanian state. He never followed any personal ambition. He was always the man who did his job, no matter where he was asked to operate.