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PM Ciuca presents to EU Council President, Romania’s priorities to strengthen cohesion at EU level

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Romania’s Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca presented on Monday during his meeting in Brussels to the President of the European Council Charles Michel, the main priorities of the government and its efforts to strengthen cohesion and convergence at EU level.

The Romanian government said on Tuesday that Ciuca and Michel exchanged views on the priorities of the European agenda, including in the context of recent discussions by EU leaders on a number of current issues such as the management of the COVID-19 pandemic, the evolution of energy prices and their impact on the objectives of the green transition, the perspectives of the European security and defence policy, respectively the evolutions in the Eastern Neighborhood, according to a press release sent to Agerpres.

“Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca expressed the full readiness of the Romanian Government to cooperate openly with the European institutions to promote these objectives and to advance solutions and tools designed to contribute to strengthening the resilience of the Union in the post-crisis period,” the release reads.

Ciuca reiterated that the determination of the Romanian authorities is to continue the fight against corruption. Ciuca and Michel emphasized the importance of continuing joint efforts to manage the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, with a view to strengthening health resilience and the full implementation of European instruments to enable economic recovery, in parallel with the process of the green and digital transition.

The two officials also welcomed the results of the recent Eastern Partnership Summit, emphasizing the need to implement the objectives agreed on this occasion. Ciuca reaffirmed his support for the European course of the Republic of Moldova and for the process of democratic reform, as well as for ensuring energy security, requiring coordinated action by the European institutions and member states, including Romania.

“Regarding the security situation regarding Ukraine and the Black Sea, Prime Minister Ciuca stressed the need for a uniform EU approach, by sending a strong message to Russia‘s aggressive and destabilizing actions, in line with the conclusions of the European Council meeting last week, according to Agerpres.

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca is scheduled to meet in Brussels with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, European Commission (EC) President Ursula von der Leyen, EC Executive Vice Presidents: Frans Timmermans (European Vice President for the European Green Deal), Margrethe Vestager (European Vice President for a Europe fit for the digital age) and Valdis Dombrovskis (Executive Vice President for an Economy that works for people), as well as Adina Valean, the European Commissioner for Transport.