President Klaus Iohannis is meeting on Wednesday in Brussels with President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and President of the European Council Donald Tusk.
The head of state will firstly meet with Jean-Claude Juncker, and subsequently he has a meeting scheduled with members of the Commission.
According to the Presidential Administration, on this occasion, the topics that will be dealt with will be related to the preparation of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first semester of 2019, as well as topical subjects of the European agenda mainly aiming at the strengthening process of the EU. The agenda also features the negotiations regarding the new, post 2020, financial framework of the EU, the deepening of the Economic and Monetary Union, the Union’s external and internal security and aspects related to the Union’s foreign relations, with a focus on the expansion process and the eastern vicinity.
The situation in Romania regarding the modifications brought to the legislative framework regarding the judiciary and the fight against corruption will also be discussed.
“President Klaus Iohannis will underscore, during meetings, Romania’s strong commitment to contribute to the strengthening of the European design as well as our country’s attachment to the principles and values on which the Union is based. Moreover, he will show that Romania’s Presidency of the EU Council will have a balanced and objective approach, in the Union’s interest and the member states, meant to contribute to the advancement of the European integration process,” the Presidential Administration release reads.
President Iohannis will also be meeting with the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, with whom he will discuss about the agenda of the informal meeting of the European Council of 23 February, and the negotiations on the EU’s future budget post 2020 and institutional aspects respectively.
At the end of the Brussels visit, president Klaus Iohannis will have a meeting with the Chairman of the European Popular Party group, Joseph Daul.