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UK Ambassador Paul Brummell: EU citizens and families in UK should remain on British territory.Romania, progress in anti-corruption fight; highly important amendments to Justice laws help process

UK Ambassador to Romania Paul Brummell stated on Wednesday that the United Kingdom wishes the EU citizens living in the kingdom “to remain, together with their families on British territory” after Brexit.

“We have already made significant progress from the start of the negotiations on issues related to the exit of the United Kingdom from the Union. We provided assurances to the EU citizens living in the UK. We want these people to remain, with their families, on British territory. At present, we are in the home stretch to reaching an agreement on the matter. We have assured the EU member states that they will not have to pay more or receive less money for the rest of the current budget plan. We have settled a model for our future economic and security partnership with the EU – which will be to our mutual advantage”, Brummell affirmed at the opening of the conference titled “Europe’s defence and security: The UK and Romania post-Brexit”, organised by the UK Embassy in Bucharest.

Paul Brummell underscored that the United Kingdom Government desires the creation of a deep, special partnership with the European Union.

We want this partnership to be flexible, dynamic and receptive because we live in a world of significant opportunities, but also risks, and it is in continuous development. The list of challenges requiring an answer is far-reaching – terrorism, organised crime, humanitarian disasters caused by natural causes or man-made, migration, hybrid war, cyber security and others. And I haven’t mentioned yet the economy and trade. All these need joint action, the UK Ambassador in Bucharest mentioned.

The diplomat specified that the UK will unconditionally commit itself to maintaining the European security.

He also mentioned the extent and strength of security and defence cooperation between the United Kingdom and Romania.

 

Romania, progress in anti-corruption fight; highly important amendments to Justice laws help process

 

UK Ambassador to Romania Paul Brummell stated on Wednesday that Romania has made progress after its accession to the European Union regarding the state of law and the anti-corruption fight and showed that it is important amendments brought to the Justice laws assist this process.

As regards the proposals for the amendment of the Justice laws in Romania, any country can certainly decide on the legislation it deems fit (…) according to the Constitution and the parliamentary procedures. In my opinion, enormous progress has been achieved in Romania after its accession to the European Union in relation to the establishment of the rule of law and in the fight against corruption and I consider it is highly important that these amendments help this process. There is a Co-operation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) in the EU which is a very useful mechanism, Brummell stated after participating in the opening of the conference titled “Europe’s defence and security: The UK and Romania post-Brexit”, organised by the UK Embassy in Bucharest.

He highlighted that a large-scale consultation regarding the amendments brought to the Justice laws is necessary.

The changes of legislation are for Romania. Of course, it is important to hold discussions with all interested parties, a large-scale consultation and it is important that the amendments help the process with regard to the rule of law and the fight against corruption, the British Ambassador affirmed.

Brummell recalled the European Commission’s recent report as regards the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism.

This report is very useful to Romania and I hope its recommendation will be taken into consideration. (…) We all want Romania to make further progress in the fight against corruption and in maintaining the rule of law, Brummell further said

 

 

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