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President Iohannis to participate in European Council meeting in Brussels

President Klaus Iohannis will attend a special European Council meeting in Brussels on Monday and Tuesday, which will focus on the security situation and the consequences of the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine.

“European leaders will discuss ways to continue providing political support and humanitarian, economic and financial assistance to Ukraine, including with regard to the important role that the European Union must play in post-conflict reconstruction efforts. The multidimensional impact of the current crisis on the Republic of Moldova will also be discussed and the need to provide adequate support for strengthening the resilience of this state,” the Presidential Administration informed on Friday.

The heads of state and government will discuss concrete ways to support the continuity of food exports from Ukraine, in the context of the EU’s commitment to ensuring global food security, the source said.

The European leaders’ meeting will also tackle security and defence issues, taking into account the European Commission’s recent proposals “to address the defence investment gap” and to strengthen cooperation and coordination between Member States in this area.

“Building on the recent proposals of the European Commission under the RePowerEU Plan to materialize the goal of reducing energy dependence on the Russian Federation, the heads of state and government will continue discussions on diversification of energy sources and routes and security of supply. Thus, an important topic refers to the proposals for optimizing the functioning of the European electricity market for the control of price volatility, so that they are accessible and the vulnerable categories are better protected,” the Presidential Administration said.

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