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1 February 2023
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Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă met with the EU’s chief negotiator for Brexit Michel Barnier

The two officials analyzed the latest developments in the Brexit process, marked by the negative outcome of the British Parliament’s vote on the Withdrawal Agreement. In this difficult context, talks focused on defining the European Union’s strategy in the coming period, the possibility of prolonging negotiations to avoid a no-deal UK withdrawal being also highlighted on this occasion.

Prime Minister of Romania expressed appreciation for the chief negotiator’s activity and voiced hope that his efforts will materialize in a positive outcome of the Brexit process.

The Romanian senior dignitary highlighted Romania’s support for the Withdrawal Agreement, which is the best instrument to limit the impact of the Brexit process and guarantee legal certainty for European citizens and the business sector. At the same time, Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă reconfirmed the importance of maintaining the EU27 unity at this decisive stage in the process of UK’s withdrawal from EU.

The Head of the Executive emphasized the need to continue preparations at the EU level for any possible scenario that might materialize in the coming period. In this respect, Prime Minister highlighted the efforts of the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council to advance the accelerated adoption of all contingency measures in order to ensure the adequate preparation of the European Union at the time of withdrawal.

In this context, Prime Minister stated that the Union’s objective remains to avoid a disorderly withdrawal of Great Britain and to establish a future partnership between the two sides on common values and interests.

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