Thursday, May 13th

The Romanian and Greek Foreign Ministers will host an informal online summit of European Foreign Ministers

The Romanian Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu and his Greek counterpart will host an informal video conference of the European Foreign Ministers, where counterparts from Albania and North Macedonia will also be invited. The talks will focus on the reforms made by the two states which are candidate to join the EU, along with their goals and expectations in the forthcoming period. Prospects for opening accession talks will also be discussed. Representatives of several European institutions will also take part in the virtual meeting.

President Klaus Iohannis has reaffirmed Romania’s support for Ukraine, in talks with Volodymyr Zelensky

The Romanian President, Klaus Iohannis, has reaffirmed his country’s support for the sovereignty, along with the country’s European and Euro-Atlantic aspirations. In a phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, the head of the Romanian state has also referred to the right of education in their mother language, for Romanian minority in Ukraine and called on the Ukrainian authorities to consult with the Romanian communities on issues related to their rights. On his turn, Volodymyr Zelensky has expressed his wish to find solutions in order to protect the cultural and linguistic identity of the Romanian minority, in line with international standards.

The Romanian government is upholding its goals to ensure a lasting economic growth after the pandemic

The Romanian government is maintaining its objective to ensure a lasting economic growth in the aftermath of the pandemic, insisting on reforms and investments, Prime Minister Florin Citu has said on Wednesday in Brussels, after negotiations with European officials on the National Plan for Recovery and Resilience. Florin Citu has met several members of the European Commission, to whom he presented Romania’s priorities envisaged in the plan mentioned above, and also the reforms that his cabinet wants to enforce. By means of the National Plan for Recovery and Resilience, Romania could have access to more than 29 billion euros, which would help the country restore its economy, affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mădălina Brotăcel, RADOR