Romania presents in Brussels its priorities during presidency of the Council of the European Union


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Delegate Minister for European Affairs George Ciamba presides on Tuesday the General Affairs Council, in Brussels, with the Romanian party to present its priorities during the presidency of the Council of the European Union and the discussions within the multiannual financial framework.

“This is the first ministerial sitting presided by our country. One of the issues on the agenda will be the priorities, another one regards the multiannual financial framework,” George Ciamba said before the sitting, during a press conference at the Government.

Other topics on the agenda are the cyber-attacks and misinformation regarding the election for European Parliament.

Ciamba said Romania has taken over also more than 250 files on the Union’s agenda.

“We want to show Romania has the qualities proven during the past 11 years as European Union member, needed to hold the presidency of the Council of the European Union. We have to manage a considerable number of legislative and non-legislative files. We take more than 250 files on the EU agenda. Some files are blocked and we must find ways to manage them. Almost half of the files are on negotiation level at the EU Council,” George Ciamba also said.

He added that the Romanian Government has made efforts to ensure the taking over and conducting in optimum conditions of the first Romanian presidency of the Council of the European Union. “The six months of mandate will represent a period of maximum visibility for the presidency of the council, institutionally, politically, but also at the level of the entire society. We will hold an atypical presidency, connecting two institutional cycles, meaning that we have three months of focusing on adopting legislative acts. Afterwards, we have to prepare the summit in Sibiu and, of course, the last period, after the elections for European Parliament, we will have on the agenda all the topics which could not be tackled in order to avoid becoming campaign issues for the EP elections,” Ciamba said.

Delegate Minister for European Affairs also said that an important issue Romania would have to manage is the Brexit.


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