Minister Delegate for European Affairs George Ciamba attended a series of debates in the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, on February 12, 2019.
The Romanian official represented the EU Council in the debate concerning the European Commission assessment report on Bosnia and Herzegovina for 2018, adopted in the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) on December 6, 2018.
In his remarks, the minister delegate reiterated the support for the European prospect of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as a united, sovereign and unitary state. He underlined the expectations of the EU Council with regards to implementing the outcomes of the elections held on October 7, 2018, for advancing the reform process and the European course of this country.
Moreover, he emphasised the importance of making progress, given the upcoming release of the European Commission opinion on awarding the status of candidate to Bosnia and Herzegovina, followed by the approval of the Council of the European Union.
The Romanian official reiterated the firm commitment of the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council to promote and support the enlargement process, as well as stabilisation efforts and reform progress in the region. To this end, the minister delegate pointed out that he will undertake a series of visits in the region in the upcoming period.
During the plenary session of the European Parliament, the Romanian official attended the Future of Europe debate with the Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte.