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EC vice-president Timmermans: The EC doesn’t intend to trigger Art.7 against Romania

Vice-President of EC, Frans Timmermans, has stated during a press conference after the EU General Affairs Council meeting on EU-Poland, that the European Commission doesn’t intend to trigger Art. 7 of the EU treaty against Romania, arguing the ‘dialogue with Bucharest is within the frames of the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism’.

The EC top official urged the Romanian authorities to go through the “last session of the marathon” under the CVM mechanism so that the commission can fulfill its intention to remove the monitoring reports, according to Novinite.

This is what I am going to tell the Romanian authorities: if you do what we are asking you to do, you can get rid of CVM. There is no deadline for dropping out of the mechanism, this does not happen by itself, Romanians have to implement EC recommendations,” Timmermans said.

Frans Timmermans will pay a visit to Bucharest on Thursday.

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