Iohannis welcomes proposal for Sibiu to host European Council summit

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President Klaus Iohannis is welcoming a proposal of the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, for Romania's Sibiu City to host a European summit in 2019, while particularly appreciating the unity message of the European Union and the strengthening of the European design.

''The President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, is particularly appreciating the message of unity of the European Union and the strengthening of the European project conveyed today by the President of the European Commission, Mr Jean-Claude Juncker, in his speech to the European Parliament. The vision of the European Commission is that of a stronger union, in full agreement with the position repeatedly expressed by the President of Romania. Romania remains a partner deeply attached to the European idea and fully involved in efforts to advance integration in a formula of unity and cohesion, without fragmentation among member states. It is our country's firm commitment to contribute to the consolidation of the European project as a strategic goal," the Presidential Administration said Wednesday in a press statement.

Iohannis is also welcoming a proposal of the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, for Romania's Sibiu City to host a European summit on March 30, 2019, during Romania's presidency of the EU Council, a summit on strategic issues related to the future of the European Union.

"Under its presidency of the Council of the European Union, Romania will continue to act firmly as an active partner with a constructive, unitary and pro-European approach to the measures to be adopted and aimed at the future of the European Union. The President of Romania also appreciates the reiteration of the European Commission's support for Romania's accession to the Schengen Area."

At the same time, Iohannis is hailing President Jean-Claude Juncker's proposal to create an assistance instrument for the EU member states joining the Eurozone. According to the Presidential Administration, this way Romania will be able to benefit from important support in achieving its strategic objective of adopting the European single currency. AGERPRES (RO — author: Carmen Velicu, editor: Georgiana Tanasescu; EN — author: Corneliu-Aurelian Colceriu, editor: Adina Panaitescu)

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