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March 21, 2023

President Iohannis participates in Brussels in European Council meeting and EPP Summit

President Klaus Iohannis is attending, Thursday through Friday, the European Council meeting in Brussels.

According to the agenda, the president will also attend the Transatlantic Annual Conference organized by the American Chamber of Commerce of the European Union (AmCham EU), due to take place in Brussels on Thursday. On this occasion, he will emphasize, according to a press release of the Presidential Administration, the special importance of transatlantic cooperation in promoting freedom and prosperity on the two continents.

Further on, President Iohannis will attend the EPP Summit and then the European Council meeting. On Friday, the Prime Ministers of the governments of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway will also attend the meeting to mark the 25th anniversary of the European Economic Area (EEA).

According to the Presidential Administration, President Klaus Iohannis will plead for continued efforts by Member States to consolidate and deepen the Single Market in all its dimensions. The president will point out that “a strong digital market is essential to maintaining Europe’s position as one of the world’s most important economies.”

Iohannis will also highlight the fact that the fight against disinformation is essential in the context of the forthcoming election to the European Parliament. In this respect, he will advocate the intensification of efforts by Member States to combat this phenomenon in order to ensure a free and fair European election process.

“The President of Romania will emphasize that the common objective is to avoid a disorderly withdrawal of the UK from the Union and our country, in its capacity of Presidency of the Council of the EU, will work to complete the preparations for any possible scenario related to the Brexit process. In this context, President Klaus Iohannis will reiterate the need to maintain the EU27 unity in this process,” the Presidential Administration shows.

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