Commissioner Cretu on Juncker's announcement on Sibiu EU Summit plans: Nothing but good news for Romania

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The announcement made today by European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker about the organization of a special Summit in Romania's city of Sibiu on March 30, 2019 is good news for our country, said European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Cretu.

"President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said today in the State of the Union address before the European Parliament that 'now is the time to draw first conclusions from this debate. Time to move from reflection to action. From debate to decision. Today I would like to present you my view: my own 'scenario six', if you will: in a Union of equals, there can be no second class citizens. It is unacceptable that in 2017 there are still children dying of diseases that should long have been eradicated in Europe. Children in Romania or Italy must have the same access to measles vaccines as other children right across Europe. No ifs, no buts. This is why we are working with all Member States to support national vaccination efforts. Avoidable deaths must not occur in Europe.

In a Union of equals, there can be no second class consumers. I will not accept that in some parts of Europe, people are sold food of lower quality than in other countries, despite the packaging and branding being identical.

If we want to strengthen the protection of our external borders, then we need to open the Schengen area of free movement to Bulgaria and Romania immediately."

"President Juncker also announced plans to organize during Romania's Presidency of the Council of the EU, immediately after the Brexit, a Special Summit in Romania in Sibiu on March 30, 2019. This should be the moment we come together to take the decisions needed for a more united, stronger and democratic Europe. This is nothing but good news for Romania!", underscored European Commissioner Cretu. AGERPRES (RO — author: Catalina Matei, editor: Mihai Simionescu; EN — author: Simona Klodnischi, editor: Adina Panaitescu)

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