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Minister Rovana Plumb met the representatives of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament

Ms. Rovana Plumb, the minister of the European Funds, met in Brussels with representatives of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament to discuss the main objectives of the EU Council Presidency, held by Romania for 6 months.

The Romanian minister emphased the need for solidarity and cooperation at European level, as well as the importance of the permanent dialogue between all the European institutions for finding the most appropriate solutions to the problems in the files managed by Romania as the Presidency of the EU Council.

Ms. Plumb presented the results obtained so far from the perspective of the various legislative files negotiated with the European institutions, files directly addressing the concerns and needs of all European citizens.

She reminded that, since the beginning of the mandate of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU to present, Romania has entered into provisional political agreements for more than 50 important dossiers. Some of them have already been approved by the EU ambassadors of the Member States, which means they can enter the final stage of signing and publication in order to enter into force.

The Romanian official also stressed that the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council made progress on all four pillars reflecting the priorities of this mandate, namely:

  • Europe of convergence;
  • Europe of safety;
  • Europe, global actor;
  • Europe of common values.

Ms. Plumb addressed in the end congratulatory messages to the European Parliament and the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats for the constructive spirit and openness.

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