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August 12, 2022

PM Dacian Ciolos begins two-day visit to Brussels

Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos is scheduled to pay a two-day visit to Brussels, where he will meet European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz. During the visit he will present the Government’s priorities, its vision for economic development as well as the country priorities in view of the European semester.

During the visit, which starts on Monday, “the Prime Minister will present the priorities of the current government, its vision for economic development, its programme for administrative reform, the way in which Romania intends to get involved in the current European debates, as well as the country priorities in view of the European semester. Discussions will also tackle migration, the Energy Union and energy security, progress made by Romania within the Mechanism for Cooperation and highlighted in the latest report of the European Commission, as well as our country’s perspectives to join the Schengen Area,” a Government press release informs.

On the first day of the visit, PM Ciolos will meet First Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, followed by joint press statements and attend a working lunch with EPP Chairman Joseph Daul.

Next, the Romanian PM will meet with Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for the Budget and Human Resources Kristalina Georgieva as well as with Romanian officials occupying senior positions in European institutions.

Tuesday, the PM will have a working breakfast and lunch with Romanian MEPs, followed by meetings with S&D Group Chairman Gianni Pittella and EPP Chairman Martin Weber.

After meeting European Parliament President Martin Schulz, PM Ciolos will sign the European Parliament’s Guest Book and will hold joint press statements together with the EU official.

The agenda of the visit also includes talks with European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness Jyrki Katainen, Vice President of the European Commission in charge of Energy Union Maros Sefcovic and with European Commissioner for the Euro and Social Dialogue Valdis Dombrovskis.

The Romanian delegation includes Minister of Foreign Affairs Lazar Comanescu and Head of PM’s Chancellery Dragos Tudorache. On Monday, Minister Comanescu will attend the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) in Brussels.

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