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PM Dancila, Dutch ambassador Ronner-Grubacic discuss lifting Romania’s CVM monitoring

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila on Monday welcomed Dutch ambassador in Romania Stella Ronner-Grubacic, on a courtesy call, addressing lifting monitoring Romania’s progress with judiciary reform and the fight against corruption under the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism (CVM).

According to a press statement released by the Government, the main theme of the talks between the two officials was the bilateral relationship between Romania and the Netherlands.

“On this occasion, it was reconfirmed the commitment of both sides to strengthening the bilateral relationship, with emphasis on relaunching their political dialogue, and developing economic as well as sectoral cooperation.”

According to the statement, Dancila expressed satisfaction with the Netherlands being Romania’s main foreign investor with an invested capital in excess of 9 billion euros.

She also mentioned the importance of boosting economic exchanges in order to overcome Romania’s economic deficit.

The meeting also occasioned an exchange of views on current affairs on the European agenda, with the sides reconfirming their shared will to deepen cooperation, including in view of Romania’s holding the presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first half of 2019.

Dancila also gave assurances that Romania would act as an active and constructive partner, taking up a unitary, pro-European approach, which is supported both by the Romanian officials overall and by the country’s citizens. About the enlargement of the visa-free Schengen area, Dancila reiterated Romania’s arguments in support of a favourable decision regarding Romania’s accession to the Schengen Area.

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