President Iohannis to attend European Council sitting on Thursday and Friday

President Klaus Iohannis will participate on Thursday and Friday in the meeting of the European Council in Brussels.

On the sidelines of the meeting, the head of the state will participate in the Euro Summit in extended format.

There will be discussions, according to the agenda of this meeting, about the negotiations regarding the future EU budget post-2020, aspects related to the Union’s internal market, the management of the migration phenomenon, combating climate change and fighting racism and xenophobia.

“Regarding the future budget of the Union, the Romanian President will plead for its adoption as fast as possible, while mentioning that, while holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Romania will act in making significant progress in negotiations.” reads the release.

President Klaus Iohannis will support the advancement of efforts of the EU member states in respect to the external dimension of migration and an active involvement in the dialogue with foreign partners, countries of origin and transit, based on the traditional relations with these states, in view of a more efficient approach of the phenomenon.

Moreover, the head of the state will support the continuation of efforts for strengthening the Internal Market of the European Union, showing that our country will promote, while holding the Presidency of the EU Council, demarches meant to contribute to deepen and advance the process of implementing the strategy in this field.

On Friday, President Klaus Iohannis will participate in the Euro Summit in extended format, where he will reiterate Romania’s support for the objective of strengthening the Economic and Monetary Union. The head of the state will underscore that the decisions referring to the consolidation of the Eurozone are very important for the future of the EU and, thus, he will endorse that such debates be held in an extended format, with the participation of all member states, including those which are not part of the Eurozone.

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