Today, January 14, 2019, the minister delegate for European affairs, George Ciamba, met with vice-president of the European Parliament Sylvie Guillaume in Strasbourg, on the margins of the official visit of the Romanian delegation headed by the Romanian prime minister.
The Romanian official expressed Romania’s availability to contribute to strengthening the necessary consensus within the codecision process with the European Parliament, with the purpose of making progress on and finalising a significant number of legislative files during the Council Presidency.
The exchange included an overview of the Romanian Presidency priorities, as well as of issues bearing on the cooperation with the European Parliament in the current files on the European agenda.
In light of the upcoming European Parliament elections, the two officials highlighted that it was important to ensure better communication with the European citizens with regard to the actions taken and the results obtained in the EU, as well as to engage them in the processes aimed at shaping the future priorities of the Union. To that end, the minister delegate reiterated Romania’s commitment to work closely with the European Parliament during the six months of its mandate, with a view to obtaining positive and sensible results for the European citizens.
The minister delegate for European affairs also highlighted the need to fight against the disinformation phenomenon. The Romanian Presidency intends to propose concrete EU actions aimed at increasing public awareness, promoting the consultation of credible sources and educating the mass-media.