President Iohannis attends European Council informal meeting in Bratislava

President Klaus Iohannis attends on Friday the European Council informal meeting in Bratislava.

According to the schedule sent by the Presidential Administration, after attending the two working sessions of the heads of delegations, Iohannis will hold a press statement.

The head of state brought to mind on Thursday, in a statement made at the Cotroceni Palace, that for preparing this meeting he had talks with several European leaders on various important topics.

“During these meetings, we discussed a great number of aspects related to the future of the European Union and the manner in which the European Union functions. It is important that during the meeting in Bratislava we assess the state of the European Union and discuss the Union’s goals on medium, as well as on long term,” Iohannis said.

He said that the EU must be flexible, “directed towards pragmatic and coherent results,” and closer to its citizens.

“We must overcome the current lack of mobility that can be found to exist within the European project, we must regain a political thrust, restore the credibility of the European project. The European Union regards itself and is one of the great global players, but, as we find out from leaders we talk to as well as at the meetings taking place somewhere else, the world is questioning the relevance of the European Union in the future, the manner in which the European Union responds to crises and questions. It is very important, in my opinion, to avoid the disintegration of the European Union,” the head of state added.

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