PM Viorica Dancila to pay two-day visit to Brussels, will meet Frans Timmermans and Michel Barnier


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Prime Minister Viorica Dancila has announced on Tuesday she will pay a two-day working visit to Brussels to attend two events dedicated to equal opportunities and promoting women’s rights and to meet European Commission First Vice-president Frans Timmermans and Chief Negotiator for Brexit Michel Barnier.

“I will travel to Brussels for the next two days on a working visit, to attend two important events dedicated to equal opportunities and to promoting the women’s rights. The first one, the European Women’s Council, is organized by the European Women’s Alliance and takes place before the European Council meetings. This year’s edition of the European Council of Women is being held in partnership with the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU and the women Vice-Presidents of the European Parliament. The debate is dedicated to the better representation of women in politics, as well as to the promotion of women in leadership positions,” Viorica Dăncilă said on Tuesday at the opening of the Government sitting.

The head of the Executive said that the second event will be organized by the Permanent Representation of Romania to the European Union, under the aegis of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU, which is also devoted to gender equality.

“I will also have bilateral meetings with representatives of the European institutions, including First Vice-President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, and Chief Negotiator for Brexit, Michel Barnier,” Viorica Dăncilă added.

The Premier said that the first meeting of the Environment Council, chaired by Ministers Gratiela Gavrilescu and Ioan Deneş, takes place in Brussels on Tuesday.

The Prime Minister added that Thursday and Friday, in Brussels, the Justice and Home Affairs Council sitting takes place, led by Ministers Carmen Dan and Tudorel Toader.

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