On Monday, National Liberal Party (PNL) President Ludovic Orban met Chancellor Angela Merkel, leader of Germany’s Christian-Democratic Union (CDU), in Berlin. The two discussed, among other things, the developments concerning the observance of the rule of law in Romania.
Orban, who is paying a visit to Germany, met Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday. During the meeting, the leader of the CDU “expressed her support for the National Liberal Party as a close partner within the EPP [European People’s Party], the main ways of collaboration in what concerns the topics on the European agenda being agreed,” reads a posting on PNL’s Facebook page.
According to the mentioned source, the two political leaders discussed aspects concerning the EPP’s strategy in view of the European Parliament elections of 2019, but also “the developments concerning the observance of the rule of law in Romania.”
“Germany is an important partner for Romania, politically but especially commercially, and the economic relations must continue to be developed by encouraging German investments in our country. The National Liberal Party is and remains the most important Romanian political party attached to European values, which defends and supports the strengthening of Romania’s role within the EU,” reads the message posted by the PNL.