Wednesday, December 8th

Romanian Prime Minister Ludovic Orban continues his three days visit to Brussels

The Romanian Prime Minister Ludovic Orban continues his three days visit to Brusseles. On the agenda, there is a meeting with the European Parliament president, David Sassoli, meetings with the president of the PPE Group, Manfred Webber, a political family that PNL is part of, as well as leaders of other parliamentary groups which include Dacian Cioloş. The Romanian prime minister will also discuss to European Commission vice-presidents and the transport commissioner, Alina Vălean. The schedule also includes a meeting with Romanian European parliamentarians, which will take place at the Permanent Representation of Romania at the European Union headquarters.

Statement from the Ministry of National Defence

The Minister of Defense, Nicolae Ciucă, and the chief of staff of the Romanian Army, Daniel Petrescu, have welcomed yesterday in the military base at Mihail Kogălniceanu, the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General John E. Hyten, according to a statement of the Minister of the National Defence. The three have talked, among others, about the strategic Romanian-American Partnership, about the military bilateral cooperation inside the North Atlantic Alliance but also about the evolution of the security situation in the larger region of the Black Sea. They also examined the subject of a possible expansion of the military base at Mihail Kogălniceanu.

Declarations made by the Romanian President, on his visit in Munich

Romania is an important partner inside the EU and Schengen Area membership is a priority to the government in Bucharest – according to the Romanian president’s statements today, in Munich, at an annual meeting of the parliamentary group of the CSU in Bundestag.
President Klaus Iohannis has pleaded, in front of the parliamentarians of the Christian Social Union in Bundestag, for union, cohesion and solidarity in the consolidation efforts for the European project. The chief of state has also stated that major objectives of the European Union must continue to focus on a united Europe that gives member states more convergence and equality, with tangible results for citizens.
Klaus Iohannis: For Romania, the EU must become stronger, more cohesive, more united and, for this, we will be involved. On the other hand, there are very concrete themes that need to be addressed because now they are topical, such as the financial multiannual frame, such as Brexit, such as migration policy. All these matters are priorities to us and I am determinate and the Romanian Government is determinate to be completely involved to find, along with others in the EU solutions to all these problems.

Alexandra Ioniță, RADOR