Iohannis – Jean-Claude Juncker meeting in Brussels, on January 31 – on the criticism regarding justice reform

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President Klaus Iohannis will pay a visit to Brussels on January 31, in order to meet the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the EC informs.

The Presidential Administration informs that the head of state will also meet the European Council President, Donald Tusk, one of the topics to be discussed will be the amendments brought to the laws of justice.

The agenda includes a joint press conference of President Iohannis and EC President Juncker.

President Iohannis will also attend the meeting of the EU College of Commissioners, as well as a working dinner, sources quoted by Agenzia Nova say.

“The Romanian President’s visit to Brussels comes after the invitation addressed in December 2017 by the EC President. After the talks with Jean-Claude Juncker, President Klaus Iohannis will meet the members of the College of Commissioners. On this occasion, issues related to preparing the Romanian presidency of the European Union Council, in the first half of 2019, will be approached, as well as topical issues for the European agenda concerning, mainly, the EU’s consolidation process. The agenda will also include the negotiations for the new EU post-2020 financial framework, the deepening of the Economic and Monetary Union, the Union’s foreign and internal security and issues related to the Union’s foreign relations, with stress laid on the enlargement process and the eastern neighbourhood,” the Presidential Administration informs.

It is also stressed that the situation in Romania will be discussed, in regard to the amendments brought to the legal framework, on the judicial system and the fight against corruption.

“During the meetings, President Klaus Iohannis will stress Romania’s firm commitment to contribute to the consolidation of the European project, as well as our country’s attachment to the principles and values on which the Union is founded. He will also show that Romania’s Presidency of the EU Council will have a balanced and objective approach, in the interests of the Union and the Member States, to support the advance of the process of European integration,” the press release reads.

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