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Presidential Administration: Iohannis advocated in Brussels reaching acceptable compromise on leaders of EU institutions

President Klaus Iohannis, at the extraordinary meeting of the European Council in Brussels, advocated reaching an acceptable compromise for all member states with regard to the nominations of the EU institutions leaders that would ensure the stability and efficiency of the European institutions for the next institutional cycle, informs the Presidential Administration.

The head of state said in Brussels that Romania supports solid and efficient European institutions, capable of generating results in line with the expectations of the European citizens.

“The President of Romania has underscored that the future European leaders will have to show vision, pragmatism and determination in achieving the common objectives set out in the Strategic Agenda of the Union for the next five years. For this it is necessary for the European institutions to work in close coordination with the member states, with openness to consensual decisions, based on the principle of sincere and loyal cooperation, to the interest and benefit of all citizens. President Klaus Iohannis said that he remains a partner dedicated to European construction and, alongside the future institutional leaders of the European Union, will follow in the same consistent manner the promotion of a common pro-European agenda that will lead to the consolidation of the European Union and the European project,” reads a press release issued on Tuesday by the Presidential Administration.

President Klaus Iohannis attended the extraordinary meeting of the European Council in Brussels from 30 June to 2 July, which had on its agenda the elections of the future leaders of the main European institutions.

According to the quoted source, at the end of the three days of intense negotiations, the European leaders reached the following agreement: the office of President of the European Council will go to Charles Michel, the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Belgium, and the President-Designate of the European Commission will be Ursula von der Leyen, the Minister of Defense of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell Fontelles will be High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

The President of the European Central Bank will be Christine Lagarde, General Manager of the International Monetary Fund.

It was also recommended that Frans Timermmans and Margrethe Vestager be the first Vice-Chairs with the highest decision level of the European Commission.

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