PM Tudose starts visit to Brussels, meets Tusk, Juncker and Timmermans. No more side slips, the Romanian premier assures

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Prime Minister Mihai Tudose is paying an one-day visit to Brussels on Tuesday. He has met the European Council President Donald Tusk at noon, and after that the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans.

On Tuesday afternoon, Tudose had a meeting Corina Cretu, European Commissioner for Regional Policy.

PM Tudose ended his visit to the Belgium’s Capital with a meeting with European Parliament President Antonio Tajani.

PM Tudose stated after meeting the EU top officials that he has assured them Romania is stable, informing that the assumed deficit target is 3 percent and that the additional turnover tax will not be introduced. “We are predictable on the financial-fiscal system and (…) we will keep within the 3 percent deficit target,” said the Romanian premier.

Tudose also said that European leaders are “content” with what has happened so far with the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism. “We are on the right track,” he added.

Tudose announced that the Romanian justice minister would also pay a visit to Brussels to talk to the European officials.

Romanis is required to communicate with the Commission and a dialogue with the involved parties is wanted. There will no more side slips like the surprises within the Government, they will follow a predictable track, with general consultation,” the new premier pointed out.

According to the Government, during his first foreign visit as head of the Executive, Mihai Tudose will send the message that Romania is a realiable partner in the European Union, which will observe all assumed commitments.

The head of the Romanian Gov’t will also present the priorities of his Cabinet, focusing on the economic issues, as well as Romania’s stance on the EU’s future, the preparations to take over the Council of the EU presidency and improving the EU funds absorption.

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