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22 January 2019
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The official opening ceremony of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Media Advisory

Starting January, the 1st of 2019, Romania has taken over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The official opening ceremony of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union will take place on Thursday, 10th of January 2019, at the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest.

On 11th of January, there will be joint press statements/joint press conference made by the President of Romania, Klaus Werner Iohannis, and the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and by the Prime Minister of Romania, Viorica Dăncilă, with the head of the European Commission.

The journalists interested in these events can confirm their participation by sending an e-mail to the address: acreditare@mae.ro. The e-mail should include:

– the event / events to be covered

– a scan of a valid press card

– a scan of a valid ID

We kindly ask media organizations to limit their accreditation requests to two journalists and one technician, for each event. At the official opening ceremony of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the number of available seats is limited – so access will be granted in the order of accreditation requests received. The journalists who will not get access in the event Hall can follow the event from the Press Center at the Athenaeum (situated in the Small Hall and its Foyer, level -1).

The deadline for accreditation applications is 5th of January 2019, 4 p.m. 

Accreditation badges can be picked up starting with Wednesday, 9 January, 12 p.m., from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Gafencu room.

Contact persons:

Adrian Epure:                         phone: 0374 / 344.057

e-mail: adrian.epure@mae.ro

Alexandru Dumitrache:          phone: 021 / 431.1539

e-mail: alexandru.dumitrache@mae.ro

Useful information for the media events 10-11 January 2019

Thursday, 10 January

20:00 – 21:00 Official opening ceremony of the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council

  • Official speeches
  • Concert

Venue: Romanian Athenaeum, 1-3 Benjamin Franklin street, Bucharest

Access and security checks starting from 6.30 p.m.

Photo/video opportunity:    

  •  Arrivals – outdoor press area
  • Official speeches

Footage from the event will be available from TVR, the official broadcaster of the Presidency.

Media representatives will also be able to follow the ceremony from the Press Center at the Athenaeum (situated in the Small Hall and its Foyer, level -1).

Friday 11 January 2019

Journalists can get accreditation for the following events:

  • Joint press statements – President of Romania, Klaus Werner Iohannis, and President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker
  • Joint press conference – Prime Minister of Romania, Viorica Dăncilă, and President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker
  • Family photo (at the Victoria Palace, 1 Victoria Square, Bucharest)

NOTE: A detailed program will be made available until 8th of January 2019. Access will be granted only for accredited journalists.

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