Successful completion of Romanian Presidency of EU Council
Cohesion, a common European Value: Romanian Envoy
Romanian Ambassador Nicolae Goia has said that Romania’s Presidency of the Council of the EU has been a successful office, in which Romania has proved to be strongly attached to European values and has acted to strengthen the European project, for a Union of the citizens, of our liberties, our efforts and our combined capacities.
Speaking at a reception held here to mark the successful completion of Romanian Presidency of EU Council here, Ambassador said that in the 6 months of our term, we have proven promptitude, efficiency and professionalism, given that Romania’s presidency of the Council of the EU took place in a complex and dynamic context, marked by the European elections, as well as the developments related to Brexit, by an ever changing international environment.
The Presidency of the Council of the EU has had a great symbolic value for Romania, which has led to significant results, for us as well as for the EU. The Romanian Government (…) has made a sustained effort in these six months. Romanians can be proud of our results, as a country. It is worth pointing out that Romania has an important say in the European project, our country being the first state in that capacity to present its priorities in the plenary of the European Economic Council. The review is impressive.
He said that about 2,500 meetings and events, of which over 2,000 meetings of the working groups, 64 EU Council ministerial meetings, a total of 300 events organized in Romania, as well as the hosting of the Sibiu Summit. We can talk about a record review: 90 legislative files closed in record time. We have campaigned for the equal observance of the rights and freedoms of all citizens, for the promotion of Romania’s interests and for the establishment of dialogue as the main decision-making instrument.
“We have had good consultations with the European leaders on the files on the EU agenda and on the priorities as a member state. While my country is handing over the presidency to Finland, I am fully confident that Helsinki will have a successful mandate and under the Finish’s Presidency generous motto A sustainable Europe, a sustainable future, the European project will further advance” he added.