Romania is discussing with European capitals about the next commissioner

At the moment, Romania is having discussions with representatives of European capitals about the next commissioner, in order to ensure a good coordination after the European Parliamentary elections, Minister Titus Corleatean stated Sunday on PRO TV, while stressing that if Martin Schulz is elected president of the European Council, Bucharest’s position in subsequent negotiations would improve. On the show ‘Dupa 20 de ani’ (Twenty Years Later), the Minister of Foreign Affairs underlined the great significance of the results at the May 25 elections for the European Parliament. The foreign policy chief did not wish to specify which portfolio Romania has in mind. “We are currently having discussions with the European capitals. I went to a series of European capitals – see my agenda for the last few months – with the objective of ensuring a good cooperation after the elections; we will talk more precisely then. It is premature to make our interests public,” Corlatean stated.
“We want an American ambassador as soon as possible”
Foreign Affairs Minister Corlatean also stated live on Pro TV that Romania wishes to appoint an American ambassador to Bucharest as soon as possible. “(…) It is a matter of the appointment process of several ambassadors to Washington being slowed down. It is not an issue targeted at Romania in particular,” Corlatean explained. On a related topic, Corlatean said progress has been made in the visa project and “it may not be too long before we have results.”
No formal request for Transnistria’s admission into Russia
The minister of Foreign Affairs, Titus Corlatean announced that “there is no formal request for the admission of Transnistria into Russia” and that this matter was also verified with the government in Chisinau. He added that Traian Basescu was “uninspired” when he spoke about the union with the Republic of Moldova.
FM Corlatean said the Republic of Moldova’s only feasible solution at the moment is to accede to the EU, but its citizens can make their own decisions.
The foreign policy chief pointed out that Romania’s position towards Kosovo has not changed, although Bucharest should be considering some of the developments between Belgrade and Pristina.

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