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President Iohannis to meet Ambassadors of EU member states and underscore commitment on strengthening justice independence

President Klaus Iohannis will meet on Tuesday with the Ambassadors of the European Union member states accredited in Bucharest, within an event organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria, the country that currently holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

“Within the discussions regarding the domestic developments, Romania’s President will talk about strengthening democracy and the rule of law, as essential elements for our country’s journey. In this context, President Klaus Iohannis will underscored his strong commitment regarding the observance of the rule of law principles, strengthening the independence of justice and continuing the fight against corruption,” a release of the Presidential Administration informs.

According to the quoted source, during the meeting there will be tackled aspects related to the main topics on the agenda of the European Council meeting, on 28-29 June, such as migration, the security of the European Union, Internal Market, the future budget of the Union for the 2021-2027 period and the foreign relations of the Union. Moreover, also discussed will be the future Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2019.

“President Klaus Iohannis will reiterate the message according to which Romania endorses a solid and coherent Union, in which the member states contribute to consolidating the European project, based on the fundamental values and principles of unity, solidarity, equal treatment and convergence. Romania’s President will underscore that the future Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU will focus on the citizen and it will ensure that the European Union policies constantly refer to the cohesion principle, as a common value of the Union. In this spirit, that of a European cohesion, our country will prepare for the Summit in Sibiu, on 9 May 2019, that is dedicated to defining the strategic agenda of the Union for the 2019-2024 period,” the quoted source mentions.

President Iohannis will highlight, in respect to the future budget of the Union for the 2021-2027 period, that the compromise solution resulting from the negotiation be balanced and respond both to the new priorities of the Union, such as border protection, migration, Erasmus, innovation, defence and to maintain a significant level of funding for the traditional policies, cohesion and common agriculture policy, respectively.

The head of state will also point out that our country will further support the joint efforts at European level to consolidate the internal security of the Union, as well as to restore the full implementation of the Schengen system.

“In this context, President Klaus Iohannis will underscore that the process of strengthening the Schengen Area cannot be complete without the full integration of Romania and Bulgaria,” the Presidential Administration release shows.

The meeting with the Ambassadors of the European Union member states accredited in Bucharest was held and it’s organisation was occasioned by the traditional semi-annual meeting put together by the member state holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

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