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EC President Ursula von der Leyen in Bucharest: We fully support Romania’s accession to the Schengen Area

The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, declared, on Saturday, at the Cotroceni Palace, that the Community Executive “fully” supports Romania’s accession to the Schengen Area, adding that it will work “tirelessly” to find a solution, in a short time.

Ursula von der Leyen was welcomed, at the Cotroceni Palace, by president Klaus Iohannis and had a meeting with the head of state and premier Nicolae Ciuca.

In this context, president Klaus Iohannis emphasized that Romania counts on the support of the European Commission in terms of accession to Schengen.

“Unfortunately, we did not cross the finish line, but I am quite optimistic that we will advance at a decent speed,” the president added.

The president of the European Commission reiterated the support given to our country.

“I would like to take this opportunity to convey to the Romanian people that we fully support your accession to the Schengen Area. We, the Commission, made it our mission to evaluate your efforts and I must say that it was an exceptional and positive result. You fulfill all the necessary requirements and thus I will work tirelessly with you, Mr. President, with the other member states, so that we find a solution as quickly as possible”, Ursula von der Leyen said, according to Agerpres.

The EC President came to Bucharest to attend the signing of the Agreement between the governments of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Romania and Hungary on the Strategic Partnership in the field of green energy development and transport.

 

Photo : www.presidency.ro

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