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Interministerial Council for Preparation and Exercise of the Romanian Presidency at the Council of the EU is set up

The Interministerial Council for the Preparation and Exercise of the Romanian Presidency at the Council of the European Union was set up through a decision of Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu, that was published on Monday in the Official Journal.

The decision was issued by the Head of the Executive considering a memorandum approved in the gov’t sitting on 22 March.

This consultative body with no legal personality is headed by the Prime Minister, as the Council’s President. In the absence of the Prime Minister, the Council is led by the Minister Delegate for European Affairs.

The Council aims at setting up the guidelines and the priorities of action to preparing and making it possible the exercising by Romania of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The Council is made up of: the Premier, the Deputy Premier – Minister of Regional Development, Public Administration and European Funds, the Deputy Premier – Minister of the Environment, the Foreign Affairs Minister, the Internal Affairs Minister, the National Defence Minister, the Public Finance Minister, the Justice Minister, the Minister Delegate for European Affairs, the secretary general of the Government and the Permanent Representative of Romania to the European Union.

On the other hand, through another decision made on Monday by the head of the Executive, the Interministerial Committee on the assurance of the technical support for the backing of the new energy projects with a development potential in the Romanian area of the Black Sea was fathered.

This decision was issued by Premier Grindeanu in consideration of the memorandum for the establishment of the Interministerial Committee on the assurance of the technical support for the backing of the new energy projects with a development potential in the Romanian area of the Black Sea carried by ExxonMobil and OMV Petrom, endorsed in the Government sitting on 2 March.

This Committee is an interministerial, consultative, with no legal personality body. The Committee is headed by the Economics Minister who is Chairman, and is focused to identifying the solutions regarding the reforming of the energy market’s legal framework.

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