Prime Minister Viorica Dancila on Thursday stated that the Romanian authorities are ready to offer solutions to Romanians who work and study in the UK regardless of the Brexit scenario that will be adopted at the end.
“We respect the vote cast on Tuesday evening in the House of Commons and we hope that the UK will come up with concrete solutions regarding the next steps, as soon as possible, so that its pulling out of the EU will affect as little as possible the citizens and the business environment. We believe that the exit agreement offers solid legal grounds, limiting the negative consequences generated by the Brexit. I also want to underscore the fact that the Romanian Executive has always been concerned with the observance and protection of the rights of the Romanian citizens who work and study in the UK. Ever since the beginning of the negotiation process we created an inter-ministerial mechanism especially for Brexit, which monitors very closely the manner in which the provisions of the agreement are implemented, so that the Romanian citizens residing in the UK will not be affected. We are prepared to offer solutions to our citizens who work or study in the UK, regardless of the scenario that will be adopted in the end for UK’s withdrawal from the Union,” Viorica Dancila stated in the beginning of the Government meeting.
The Prime Minister also mentioned that the Brexit is one of the most complex files on the agenda of the Romanian Presidency at the Council of the EU.
She presented the conclusions of her recent working visit to Strasbourg, in the context of the debut of the Romanian Presidency at the Council of EU.
“I sent a very clear message – all the European citizens should enjoy their rights being respected and double measures should not exist at the level of the European community,” said Viorica Dancila.
The head of the Executive also reiterated that Romania has long met the technical criteria and it must be welcomed into the Schengen Area before the elections to the European Parliament.