Frans Timmermans encourages Romanian Parliament to support Gov't to reach CVM objectives

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European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans, while on an official visit in Bucharest, on Thursday encouraged the Romanian Parliament to support the Government's efforts for reaching the objectives under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) in the justice area.

"To be successful in the CVM process, I encourage the Romanian Parliament to support the Government in the final stretch of the marathon," Timmermans wrote in his Twitter account.

According to a press release issued by the European Commission on Wednesday, during his visit to Romania, Timmermans had scheduled meetings with the Speaker of the Senate, Calin Popescu-Tariceanu, and the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Liviu Dragnea, followed by a joint discussion with members of the Justice and European Affairs Committees of the Chamber of Deputies and Senate.

The EC First Vice-President will meet Prime Minister Sorin Mihai Grindeanu, the Minister of Justice, Tudorel Toader, and the Minister of the Interior, Carmen Daniela Dan to discuss progress in bringing forward the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) reform. PM Grindeanu and EC First Vice-President Frans Timmermans will hold a joint press conference at the Victoria Governmental Palace. Timmermans will also have talks with leaders of parliamentary parties, as well as CVM partners.

At the end of the visit, Frans Timmermans will have a dialogue with the citizens at the National Museum of Arts, on the White Paper on the future of Europe, the 60th anniversary of the Rome treaties and Romania's 10th EU membership anniversary. AGERPRES (RO — author: Tudor Martalogu, editor: Gabriela Ionescu; EN — author: Adina Panaitescu, editor: Rodica Ionita)

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