Prime Minister Viorica Dancila met today in the context of her visit to Brussels, with the President of the European Council Donald Tusk. The discussion agenda included topical issues on the European agenda.
Prime Minister Dancila voiced appreciation for the active engagement of the President of the European Council in the debates on the future of Europe and for his commitment to the consolidation of the European project and the shaping of the future strategic agenda of the Union. The Romanian Prime Minister reiterated Romania’s support for a strong, division-free Europe that stays united in all its political, economic and social dimensions.
It was pointed out that the motto of the Presidency of the Council of the EU – “Cohesion – a European common value” – fully reflects this priority, which must guide the action of both member states and European institutions.
In this respect, the European Council President emphasized the importance of conveying a strong message of unity at European level in the next period, including in the perspective of the Sibiu Informal Summit to be held on May 9, 2019.
In this context, the Romanian Prime Minister reiterated the support of the Romanian Government for holding the Sibiu Summit in the best possible conditions, emphasizing that the necessary budget for this purpose was also allocated.
As regards the Brexit process, Romanian Prime Minister stated that the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union will particularly pursue the further observance of the citizens’ rights after UK’s exit from the European Union.
In the context of talks on EU action in the Eastern neighborhood, the Romanian Prime Minister reaffirmed support for maintaining a substantive engagement of the Union towards its partners that voiced their option to further develop relations with the EU.
The President of the European Council Donald Tusk commended Romania’s efforts to advancing the European agenda and assured Romania and the EU Council of the European Council’s support for the objectives of the Romanian Presidency aimed at strengthening the European Union in an inclusive manner conducive to concrete results for citizens.