Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă met with the the First Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans, on the occasion of the Romanian dignitary’s visit to Brussels. The two officials addressed important dossiers on the European agenda.
The Romanian Prime Minister hailed the good cooperation and the constructive and constant dialogue existing between the Romanian Government and the European Commission and mentioned in this respect, the substantial discussions carried out in the context of the visit of the College of Commissioners to Bucharest, on January 10-11, 2019.
The Head of the Executive also mentioned the fact that first month of the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council occasioned intense discussions on the advancement of the European agenda. The Romanian official reiterated at the same time the objective of the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council of acting as impartial mediator in order to identify the best compromise formulas, that would facilitate the most rapid advancement of ongoing negotiations on the European dossiers under debate.
Moreover, the Romanian official reiterated Romania’s intention to act alongside the European Commission, to strengthen unity and cohesion.
Other topic addressed pertained to the rule of law and the judicial independence in Romania. Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă gave assurances that the Romanian Government will act for the observance of the values and principles underpinning the European construction: observance of citizens’ rights and freedoms, observance of the rule of law, and the judicial independence, and it will equally act to make sure that the Romanian citizens enjoy the same rights and freedoms like any European citizen, in accordance with the general guiding principles, respect for common values, fundamental rights and freedoms, respect for the rule of law.