European Affairs Minister Negrescu: It is important for Romania to define position on post-2020 multiannual financial framework

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Minister-delegate for European Affairs Victor Negrescu chaired a weekly meeting of the Coordination Committee of the National System for European Affairs Management in the context of discussing topics such as preparations for Romania’s presidency of the EU Council in the first half of 2019 and Romania’s meeting the obligations regarding the transposition of European legislation, the Romanian Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) informs.

According to a press release, another topic on the agenda focused on such aspects related to Romania’s position in preparing the negotiations for the post-2020 multiannual financial framework. In the course of these discussions, the Minister-delegate for European Affairs stressed the importance of starting a swift review process covering all aspects of this file as soon as possible.

“In view of the fact that in the next period the discussions on the future post-2020 multiannual financial framework will intensify, especially as the topic will also be a priority on the agenda of the Presidency of Romania of the Council of the European Union, it is important for Romania to firmly define its position on this file. In this context, interinstitutional working mechanisms will be created which will allow a clear mandate of Romania on the Multiannual Financial Framework of the European Union for 2020-2026,” the release quotes Victor Negrescu as saying.

At the same time, the latest developments on the Brexit file, as well as on other European topical issues, were also discussed.

The meeting at the Victoria Governmental Palace was attended by representatives on a state secretary level of several ministries, representatives of Parliament and local authorities, as well as the Romanian members of the European Economic and Social Committee.