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Romania’s political developments and regional role, discussion topic of Juncker-Bostinaru meeting

The political developments and the Government’s activity, including from the perspective of the European commitments, as well as Romania’s regional role were the main topics of the meeting between the PSD MEP Victor Bostinaru and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, who is to pay a visit to Romania.

The PSD MEP, Victor Bostinaru, who is also the Vice-President of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (the S&D Group) for foreign policy, had on Tuesday evening in Strasbourg, a meeting with the President of the European Commission, a release of the Romanian MEP’s cabinet sent to AGERPRES informs.

“Within the discussion with President Juncker, I have informed him regarding the manner in which Romania sees the need of avoiding divisions and, at the same time, the need of strengthening the solidarity between member states. I have presented Romania’s participation in the strengthened cooperation forms and its important contribution in this area, a fact that was also recognized by the European Commission, as well as the importance of completing the processes of Romania’s integration in the Schengen Area, but also the importance of concluding the monitoring process in respect to the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism (CVM),” Victor Bostinaru mentioned.

The Romanian MEP reiterated the need of consolidating the social pillar. “I have informed him about the consistent package of measures in this area that was adopted by the Grindeanu Government. This package aims precisely at preventing the deepening of gaps within the Romanian society, so that Romanian citizens start to feel the benefits of belonging to the European Union. And, not least, I have requested to President Juncker to have in mind the importance of the Cohesion Policy and the necessity of maintaining it as a main instrument of reducing development gaps after 2020,” Bostinaru stated.

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