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Teodor Meleşcanu said: "The EU and the ASEAN share the same fundamental values and they are confronted with similar challenges. A common approach of the global topics is needed, such as climate change, cyber security and combating extremism. All these based on supporting some common objectives: promoting multilateralism, regional integration, open and fair trade, a rule-based international order and a peaceful settlement of disputes," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, January 22, 2019 11:26:00 PM CET

Petre Daea said: “We want to exercise a citizen-oriented presidency and in this sense to better communicate to them the European agenda and the results of our common efforts at the service of the citizen. Through the activity carried out at the Presidency of the Council of the EU, Romania will seek to achieve concrete results and highlight the benefits that a strong and cohesive Union can bring to each and every one. The Romanian Presidency will also see that the Union’s policies constantly related to the principle of cohesion between the member states, regions and all the citizens,” External link

nineoclock Tuesday, January 22, 2019 8:19:00 PM CET

Petre Daea added: “The future multi-annual budget will have to provide the Union with the necessary resources to achieve the objectives of the next seven years. The commitment of our Presidency of the Council of the European Union, both politically and technically, as well as the cooperation with the European Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission are essential for the end result of the financial framework negotiations. The stimulation of increased convergence across the Union remains a priority objective, as a basis for the advancement of all European policies,” External link

nineoclock Tuesday, January 22, 2019 8:19:00 PM CET

Ecaterina Andronescu said: “On this basis, we seek to adopt during our term in office the Recommendations of the EU Council on high quality early childhood education and care systems, and the Council’s Recommendation on a comprehensive approach to the teaching and learning of languages. Both recommendations are, as a matter of fact, instrumental to the creation of the European Education Area by 2025,” External link

nineoclock Tuesday, January 22, 2019 8:19:00 PM CET

Ecaterina Andronescu said: ”Unfortunately, I cannot be very optimistic because, on the one hand, Parliament (…) expects the budget to join the trialogue, and we are unlikely to have the chance to draw up the budget in this period with many events, but I am extremely positive for the other two files, which are non-legislative and will be finalized with recommendations, and which we hope to bring to the Council in May. It is about the file targeting early childhood education and quality care for children at very young ages. All education experts say and I have also said here that these cognitive acquisitions at a very young age are very important for the future development of the child and we hope that we will close this file. The second file is aimed at learning foreign languages. Romania has experience from this point of view, there are not many countries that have two languages in compulsory education and we hope to convince everyone to close this file in May,” External link

nineoclock Tuesday, January 22, 2019 8:19:00 PM CET

Eugen Teodorovici stated: “Today is the first ECOFIN Council under the Romanian Presidency at the European Union Council. It’s a very atypical period, because there are six months of presidency, but, nevertheless, we only have approximately two months to discuss, advance, debate and decide at the Council level, further on, at Parliament level. We know that the mandates of two institutions are ending, both at the European Parliament and the European Commission. Perhaps this thing makes our presidency, so to say, more interesting in this period in which we have to be very efficient and very pragmatic in solving as many as possible of the files that are so important for the European citizens as a whole, as a European Union,” External link

nineoclock Tuesday, January 22, 2019 7:08:00 PM CET

Pauline Ades Mevel said: "It is important that the governments in Serbia and Montenegro understand they are under scrutiny. Pressure needs to come from outside for governments to clear up from the inside," External link

globalissues Tuesday, January 22, 2019 6:15:00 PM CET

Daniel Dalton said: “If this legislation had been in place in advance of the vehicle emissions scandal, heavy fines could have been imposed on VW and the money used, for example, to help motorists who had been misled and for environmental measures. Combined with the new vehicle testing rules that I led through Parliament last year, it will equip the EU with the full range of powers necessary to protect consumers” External link

ecrgroup Tuesday, January 22, 2019 4:04:00 PM CET

Klaus Iohannis said: "Of course there are reasons for concern. I said it and I do not like it, but I have to repeat it: PSD is not good at the economy and PSD is ruling badly. The result is also seen in the exchange rate and in many other data showing that things are not going as they should and as Romanians would like them to go," External link

stiripesurse Tuesday, January 22, 2019 3:47:00 PM CET

Michał Kurtyka powiedział: „Fakt, że prezydencja bułgarska nie uzyskała żadnego wyniku, a austriacka zablokowała te prace, był dla nas rozczarowujący. Natomiast wraz z przejęciem prezydencji od 1 stycznia przez Rumunię obserwujemy zdecydowanie większe zdynamizowanie prac wokół tej dyrektywy. Mamy nadzieję, że uda się dokonać przełamania impasu” External link

biznesalert Tuesday, January 22, 2019 2:56:00 PM CET

Margaritis Schinas sottolineato: “Come la Commissione ha detto più volte, è essenziale – (\*) – che la Romania torni sulla strada giusta (‘back on track’, ndr) nella lotta contro la corruzione e per assicurare l’indipendenza della magistratura, e che eviti qualsiasi ulteriore passo indietro” External link

askanews Tuesday, January 22, 2019 2:24:00 PM CET

Jyrki Katainen aggiunto: “Il popolo romeno merita lo stato di diritto” External link

askanews Tuesday, January 22, 2019 2:24:00 PM CET

Ola Henriksson said: “Romania will be leading the rotating EU Presidency through a critical period of substantial institutional changes for the European Union, and so ensuring the adoption of the EU’s next long-term budget will be a key priority,” External link

iom Tuesday, January 22, 2019 11:30:00 AM CET

Teodor Meleşcanu said (about Foreign Affairs Council): "There is a statement adopted by the EU. I insisted on the idea that we now need to establish what means and resources we have to really put in place a strategy to combat misinformation. From this point of view, I promised that during the tenure of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union we will present a draft roadmap related to the measures that we propose so that the fight against misinformation can truly have concrete results and most of all, we want to know very clearly who is doing what, which are the responsibilities and the means and resources on this topic," External link

agerpres-en Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:33:00 AM CET

Jacek Czaputowicz remarked: “The Three-Seas Initiative Summit in Warsaw in July 2017 mapped out directions of our regional economic, infrastructural, and transport cooperation, and collaboration in cyberspace,” External link

newskitchen Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:22:00 AM CET

Teodor Meleşcanu dedi (about Cumhurbaşkanı Erdoğan): "Mart başında Cumhurbaşkanı Erdoğan ve diğer yetkililerin katılımıyla Türkiye ile AB arasında Bükreş'te bir zirve üzerinde çalışıyoruz" External link

sabah Tuesday, January 22, 2019 6:33:00 AM CET

Florin Iordache said: "The Romanian Presidency at the Council of the EU is being exercised in a complex context at European level, considering only the elections to the European Parliament, which mark the end of term of the European Commission and the European Parliament and the beginning of a new legislative cycle. This is a moment for political assessments and the European citizens are going to look at the EU from a more critical angle, for they are going to assess first of all what the EU actually did for them, in concrete terms. In what concerns the parliamentary dimension of the Romanian Presidency at the Council of the EU, the topics proposed are meant both to support the priorities established at the level of the Executive, which are closely related to the current legislative agenda of the EU, and to meet the needs and expectations of the European citizens. We are going to closely monitor the topics for debate and the documents adopted on the parliamentary dimension of the Romanian Presidency at the Council of the EU, to obtain concrete results for our citizens and capitalize on the benefits that a solidary, strong and cohesive Union can bring to our citizens," External link

agerpres-en Tuesday, January 22, 2019 4:26:00 AM CET

Florin Iordache said: "In this respect, for the period March 18-19, 2019, we are preparing a inter-parliamentary conference on the cohesion policy and the common agricultural policy topics (...)," External link

agerpres-en Tuesday, January 22, 2019 4:26:00 AM CET

Maroš Šefčovič said: “We took stock of the progress achieved so far, covering all key areas – the legal framework for a future transit contract, tariffs, the unbundling of the transmission system operator in Ukraine, and the EU’s future gas demands. In addition, the security of gas supply this winter was also discussed,” External link

neurope Tuesday, January 22, 2019 3:02:00 AM CET

Maroš Šefčovič said: “The Commission remains fully committed to achieve this by 2025 – without any risk to the Baltics, Russia nor Belarus. That’s why we place a strong emphasis on close cooperation among transmission system operators on all sides,” External link

neurope Tuesday, January 22, 2019 3:02:00 AM CET

Alexander Novak said: “We certainly believe that we need to settle problems and legal proceedings existing at present in order to discuss specific details of the contract [for Russian gas transit via Ukraine after 2019 – TASS],” External link

neurope Tuesday, January 22, 2019 3:02:00 AM CET

Maroš Šefčovič said: “Some work remains to be done. And therefore, the Commission will also organise a meeting with European transmission system operators to use their know-how for the benefit of the process,” “If all goes well and if all actors work towards the same goal, I am confident that this process will be successfully completed by the end of this year” External link

neurope Tuesday, January 22, 2019 3:02:00 AM CET

Maroš Šefčovič said: “We insist on full compatibility with European law and I debriefed both delegations about the process of the approval of the Gas Directive Amendment where I underlined that the Commission remains fully committed to the Gas Directive Amendment and, to be frank, we are not very impressed with the Austrian and Bulgarian Presidency on this matter because the work did not progress as we in the Commission had hoped,” “Now we have a new proposal on the table proposed by the Romanian Presidency,” External link

neurope Tuesday, January 22, 2019 3:02:00 AM CET

Maroš Šefčovič said: “I believe that with this latest proposal, a general approach by early February should be possible and that it would open the door for talks before the European Parliament elections and we should definitely strive for that. Our aim is to have a coherent set of EU energy rules applied to offshore pipelines as it is in the case with onshore pipelines,” External link

neurope Tuesday, January 22, 2019 3:02:00 AM CET

Florin Iordache said: "The Romanian Presidency at the Council of the EU is being exercised in a complex context at European level, considering only the elections to the European Parliament, which mark the end of term of the European Commission and the European Parliament and the beginning of a new legislative cycle. This is a moment for political assessments and the European citizens are going to look at the EU from a more critical angle, for they are going to assess first of all what the EU actually did for them, in concrete terms. In what concerns the parliamentary dimension of the Romanian Presidency at the Council of the EU, the topics proposed are meant both to support the priorities established at the level of the Executive, which are closely related to the current legislative agenda of the EU, and to meet the needs and expectations of the European citizens. We are going to closely monitor the topics for debate and the documents adopted on the parliamentary dimension of the Romanian Presidency at the Council of the EU, to obtain concrete results for our citizens and capitalize on the benefits that a solidary, strong and cohesive Union can bring to our citizens," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, January 22, 2019 12:32:00 AM CET

Florin Iordache said: "In this respect, for the period March 18-19, 2019, we are preparing a inter-parliamentary conference on the cohesion policy and the common agricultural policy topics (...)," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, January 22, 2019 12:32:00 AM CET

Teodor Meleşcanu said (about Foreign Affairs Council): "There is a statement adopted by the EU. I insisted on the idea that we now need to establish what means and resources we have to really put in place a strategy to combat misinformation. From this point of view, I promised that during the tenure of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union we will present a draft roadmap related to the measures that we propose so that the fight against misinformation can truly have concrete results and most of all, we want to know very clearly who is doing what, which are the responsibilities and the means and resources on this topic," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, January 22, 2019 12:32:00 AM CET

Dragos Petrescu said: "A 5 percent growth in an economy like Romania's in the hospitality industry is not driven by the segment's desire to increase revenues, but is directly related to workforce. And workforce is directly related to the minimum national wage. As the minimum wage increases by law, the costs of the company increase automatically and revenues have to adjust. Then follow rises from raw material price hikes and then we have the increases caused by higher utility prices. All this cost growth cascade must adequately reflect in the price of the services," External link

stiripesurse Monday, January 21, 2019 9:35:00 PM CET

Dragos Petrescu argued: "One cannot increase the prices by higher percentages because the market doesn't accept such a rise. At this moment, we do not contemplate a drop in the number of foreign customers. Ours are among the lowest prices in Europe. It's us and Bulgaria. Romania as a tourist destination is and will stay in the next five to ten years one of Europe's cheap destinations and also a safe one, on top of that. All foreign tourists from the Middle East and emerging areas will want to come to Romania, and so will those from more developed areas who will wish to explore this part of Europe," External link

stiripesurse Monday, January 21, 2019 9:35:00 PM CET

Tudorel Toader : „Dăm OUG pentru toate procesele decise de completurile…” External link

ziuaveche Monday, January 21, 2019 8:10:00 PM CET

Ludovic Orban said: “PNL decided today to start collecting signatures both in the Chamber of Deputies and in the Senate in an attempt to convene an extraordinary parliamentary session.We called for an extraordinary parliamentary session to be convened as early as two weeks ago. Unfortunately, while Romania has no budget, Dragnea and Tariceanu refused to convene the extraordinary session for the adoption of some fundamental normative acts to solve serious situations in the Romanian society The objective of convening the extraordinary session, through the signatures of one third of the MPs from the Chamber of Deputies, respectively from the Senate, is to find immediate solutions to major problems affecting the Romanian society,” External link

nineoclock Monday, January 21, 2019 7:53:00 PM CET

Ludovic Orban said: “Our forecasts are coming true. The leu collapsed, the leu-euro exchange rate reached a historic threshold in which the euro reached 4.7 lei and the leu’s collapse continues. Also, on the energy market, historic highs have been recorded for energy price. These phenomena are in fact consequences of the disastrous economic policies implemented by the PSD-ALDE governments (…),” External link

nineoclock Monday, January 21, 2019 7:53:00 PM CET

Ludovic Orban said: “We will not brief you about every meeting, we see each other regularly and communicate. It is important to have communication, a coordination of positions, together we support what we think is good for Romania and I believe that the President of Romania enjoys an enhanced importance at the time the country holds the Presidency of the Council, because he is currently the leader with the highest credibility in the EU and virtually the only one capable of improving Romania’s image that has been seriously damaged by the actions of the PSD-ALDE ruling alliance,” External link

nineoclock Monday, January 21, 2019 7:53:00 PM CET

Ludovic Orban added: “The referendum is the ultimate form of democracy and the citizens’ opinion on an important subject for the evolution of democracy can be sought any time. (…) If the President has an intention in this regard, I am sure he will announce it. The PNL has a fair, normal partnership with him, established through the commitments we undertook when he won the position of President, running as a candidate of PNL. We definitely coordinate our positions and support each other,” External link

nineoclock Monday, January 21, 2019 7:53:00 PM CET

Ludovic Orban said: “The main theme of the meeting was the unfolding of the Presidency of the Council of the EU, Romania’s priorities at European level, ways whereby I, as PNL Chairman, can support the various priorities on the agenda through the good relations we have inside the EPP group. (…) We also discussed what we consider to be important about the European events to be held in Romania. There will be a meeting with the EPP group in the Committee of the Regions, there will be an EPP group meeting, most likely on the sidelines of European Council. Not a word has been said about the list for the European Parliament election or any other related topic, as certain sources falsely claimed,” External link

nineoclock Monday, January 21, 2019 7:53:00 PM CET

Ludovic Orban said: “We decided today to submit a bill to repeal Law 169 on the compensatory remedy, also accompanied by a set of amendments to the Criminal Code regarding the early release from prison, so as to increase the duration of detention, especially for violent crimes,” External link

nineoclock Monday, January 21, 2019 7:53:00 PM CET

Corina Creţu said: "There has been an entire debate within the Commission and the European Parliament about tying European funds to the rule of law. A decision will be taken in the Council. I think this answers this principle that is clearly enshrined with the Commission and the European Union: zero tolerance to fraud. And on the other hand, the successful implementation of all projects, but also respect for the values and principles of the European Union. This is obvious. When a country joins this family it does so with rights as well as with obligations. In my capacity as European Commissioner, I have battled for this to horizontally apply to all member states, because the initial idea [was to attach this conditionality] only to cohesion funds. Practically, all funds will be affected, if the Council adopts it," External link

stiripesurse Monday, January 21, 2019 6:21:00 PM CET

Ludovic Orban said: "We will not brief you about every meeting, we see each other regularly and communicate. It is important to have communication, a coordination of positions, together we support what we think is good for Romania and I believe that the President of Romania enjoys an enhanced importance at the time the country holds the Presidency of the Council, because he is currently the leader with the highest credibility in the EU and virtually the only one capable of improving Romania's image that has been seriously damaged by the actions of the PSD-ALDE ruling alliance," External link

stiripesurse Monday, January 21, 2019 6:21:00 PM CET

Ludovic Orban added: "The referendum is the ultimate form of democracy and the citizens' opinion on an important subject for the evolution of democracy can be sought any time. (...) If the President has an intention in this regard, I am sure he will announce it. The PNL has a fair, normal partnership with him, established through the commitments we undertook when he won the position of President, running as a candidate of PNL. We definitely coordinate our positions and support each other," External link

stiripesurse Monday, January 21, 2019 6:21:00 PM CET

Ludovic Orban said: "The main theme of the meeting was the unfolding of the Presidency of the Council of the EU, Romania's priorities at European level, ways whereby I, as PNL Chairman, can support the various priorities on the agenda through the good relations we have inside the EPP group. (...) We also discussed what we consider to be important about the European events to be held in Romania. There will be a meeting with the EPP group in the Committee of the Regions, there will be an EPP group meeting, most likely on the sidelines of European Council. Not a word has been said about the list for the European Parliament election or any other related topic, as certain sources falsely claimed," External link

stiripesurse Monday, January 21, 2019 6:21:00 PM CET

Julia Reda scrive: “potrebbe esserci tempo per un altro trilogo prima delle elezioni di fine maggio” External link

key4biz Monday, January 21, 2019 5:31:00 PM CET

Teodor Meleşcanu said (about Foreign Affairs Council): "There is a statement adopted by the EU. I insisted on the idea that we now need to establish what means and resources we have to really put in place a strategy to combat misinformation. From this point of view, I promised that during the tenure of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union we will present a draft roadmap related to the measures that we propose so that the fight against misinformation can truly have concrete results and most of all, we want to know very clearly who is doing what, which are the responsibilities and the means and resources on this topic," External link

stiripesurse Monday, January 21, 2019 5:17:00 PM CET

Catherine Stihler told: "There's great truth to that argument, that we could be banning memes," External link

euobserver Monday, January 21, 2019 5:05:00 PM CET

Catherine Stihler said: "The way things are going does not bode well for this to be concluded in any shape or form at the end of this mandate," External link

euobserver Monday, January 21, 2019 5:05:00 PM CET

Catherine Stihler added: "That may not be a bad thing," External link

euobserver Monday, January 21, 2019 5:05:00 PM CET

Calin Popescu Tariceanu pointed out: “The dialogue with the third countries of origin and transit should be strengthened so that we can fight illegal migration, this being one of the priorities of Romania’s Presidency [at the EU Council],” External link

nineoclock Monday, January 21, 2019 4:49:00 PM CET

Florin Iordache said: “The Romanian Presidency at the Council of the EU is being exercised in a complex context at European level, considering only the elections to the European Parliament, which mark the end of term of the European Commission and the European Parliament and the beginning of a new legislative cycle. This is a moment for political assessments and the European citizens are going to look at the EU from a more critical angle, for they are going to assess first of all what the EU actually did for them, in concrete terms. In what concerns the parliamentary dimension of the Romanian Presidency at the Council of the EU, the topics proposed are meant both to support the priorities established at the level of the Executive, which are closely related to the current legislative agenda of the EU, and to meet the needs and expectations of the European citizens. We are going to closely monitor the topics for debate and the documents adopted on the parliamentary dimension of the Romanian Presidency at the Council of the EU, to obtain concrete results for our citizens and capitalize on the benefits that a solidary, strong and cohesive Union can bring to our citizens,” External link

nineoclock Monday, January 21, 2019 4:49:00 PM CET

Florin Iordache said: “In this respect, for the period March 18-19, 2019, we are preparing a inter-parliamentary conference on the cohesion policy and the common agricultural policy topics (…),” External link

nineoclock Monday, January 21, 2019 4:49:00 PM CET

Corina Creţu stated: “During the Austrian Presidency at the EU Council substantial progresses were recorded, but they must be continued and materialised in the framework of the new Romanian Presidency. I am glad that the cohesion policy represents a priority for the Romanian Presidency at the EU Council and I want for it to complete the agreement over the multiannual financial framework as soon as possible, so that the scheduled investments start as of 1 January 2021,” External link

nineoclock Monday, January 21, 2019 4:49:00 PM CET

Julia Reda sagte: „Diese überraschende Wendung im Drama um die Urheberrechtsreform bedeutet noch nicht das Ende von Leistungsschutzrecht und Uploadfiltern“ External link

grenzecho Monday, January 21, 2019 3:22:00 PM CET

Corina Creţu stated: "During the Austrian Presidency at the EU Council substantial progresses were recorded, but they must be continued and materialised in the framework of the new Romanian Presidency. I am glad that the cohesion policy represents a priority for the Romanian Presidency at the EU Council and I want for it to complete the agreement over the multiannual financial framework as soon as possible, so that the scheduled investments start as of 1 January 2021," External link

stiripesurse Monday, January 21, 2019 3:13:00 PM CET

Corina Creţu stated: "The European Union is confronted today with multiple challenges, such as the management of Brexit, migration, cross-border security, defence, etc, that put pressure on the authorities in Brussels and on the member states, and which stimulate centrifugal tendencies. In this context, the cohesion policy is one of the most powerful anchors of the Union. This has been and remains one of the most flexible and innovative policies, providing answers to the problems and tensions existing at the European Union level," External link

stiripesurse Monday, January 21, 2019 3:13:00 PM CET

Florin Iordache said: "The Romanian Presidency at the Council of the EU is being exercised in a complex context at European level, considering only the elections to the European Parliament, which mark the end of term of the European Commission and the European Parliament and the beginning of a new legislative cycle. This is a moment for political assessments and the European citizens are going to look at the EU from a more critical angle, for they are going to assess first of all what the EU actually did for them, in concrete terms. In what concerns the parliamentary dimension of the Romanian Presidency at the Council of the EU, the topics proposed are meant both to support the priorities established at the level of the Executive, which are closely related to the current legislative agenda of the EU, and to meet the needs and expectations of the European citizens. We are going to closely monitor the topics for debate and the documents adopted on the parliamentary dimension of the Romanian Presidency at the Council of the EU, to obtain concrete results for our citizens and capitalize on the benefits that a solidary, strong and cohesive Union can bring to our citizens," External link

stiripesurse Monday, January 21, 2019 9:57:00 AM CET

Heiko Maas said: “have no effect on what has been agreed with the Commission,” External link

politico-eu Monday, January 21, 2019 7:33:00 AM CET

Angela Merkel told: “We have a responsibility to pursue this separation process responsibly so that in 50 years, people won’t shake their heads and say ‘Why weren’t they able to find a compromise?'” External link

politico-eu Monday, January 21, 2019 7:33:00 AM CET

Cord Meier Klodt said: "Romania needs and wishes today all this, and perhaps today more than ever, and that is why we defend this legacy today, together, and with firmness against hostile defamation and attitudes. Of course, for the sake of the minority itself, but for the good of our entire Romania, for the good of our Romanian-German friendship and for the good of our common Europe, of Europe's common values, now, at Romania's takeover of the first presidency of Romania at the Council of the European Union," External link

agerpres-en Monday, January 21, 2019 4:45:00 AM CET

Margaritis Schinas said: “We’re not taking any chances,” External link

highlandstoday Sunday, January 20, 2019 3:00:00 PM CET

Cord Meier Klodt said: “Romania needs and wishes today all this, and perhaps today more than ever, and that is why we defend this legacy today, together, and with firmness against hostile defamation and attitudes. Of course, for the sake of the minority itself, but for the good of our entire Romania, for the good of our Romanian-German friendship and for the good of our common Europe, of Europe’s common values, now, at Romania’s takeover of the first presidency of Romania at the Council of the European Union,” External link

nineoclock Saturday, January 19, 2019 9:33:00 PM CET

Sebastian Kurz says: "one thing is certain: a hard, disorderly Brexit would harm us all" External link

wral Saturday, January 19, 2019 9:18:00 PM CET

Rovana Plumb said: “It is a future-oriented presidency because we are basically finalizing a strategic period at the EU level, 2014-2019, and we need to think about the future of the Union. It is, of course, ambitious and realistic. It is ambitious because we know that this presidency of the Council of the EU is taking place between two electoral cycles. We have a first challenge: the elections to the European Parliament, which will of course take place at the end of May, but Parliament is actually entering the electoral campaign at the end of April. And realistic because we have to take into account the main challenges at EU level, such as Brexit, for which Romania, as voted as presidency, is prepared to cope with any scenario. Of course it would have been preferable for an agreement on Brexit to exist, because it would not only ensure the protection of the rights of all EU citizens, including the Romanians living in the UK, but it would also be a security, a valve for the budget envelope for the two major European policies: cohesion and common agricultural policy,” External link

nineoclock Saturday, January 19, 2019 9:02:00 PM CET

Rovana Plumb explained: “As a Presidency, we want to obtain a partial general agreement on the Cohesion Policy legislative package. Why do we say partially? We want an agreement within the Council so that it will be done by the next General Affairs Council that will b1e held in June this year, and in the Presidency, the dialogue, the negotiations with the European Parliament, the European Commission, that trialogue to begin. We are ready to start negotiations with the European Parliament, start the trialogues on two fundamental elements of the legislative package on the general regulation framework. (…) We have had a very good cooperation with the Austrian Presidency and, of course, we are working with the following two Presidencies, Finland and Croatia, so that we will be able to advance and be ready for the next programming period,” External link

nineoclock Saturday, January 19, 2019 9:02:00 PM CET

Sebastian Kurz says: "one thing is certain: a hard, disorderly Brexit would harm us all" External link

islandpacket Saturday, January 19, 2019 2:26:00 PM CET

Sebastian Kurz says: "one thing is certain: a hard, disorderly Brexit would harm us all" External link

islandpacket Saturday, January 19, 2019 12:53:00 PM CET

Jean Claude Juncker replied: "we are not in a position to agree to anything that changes or is inconsistent with the Withdrawal Agreement" External link

RTERadio Saturday, January 19, 2019 8:25:00 AM CET

Gheorghe Flutur said: ”The party leadership asked me to be part of the national campaign team for EP election. I participated in party meetings for the organization of the campaign,” External link

nineoclock Friday, January 18, 2019 9:32:00 PM CET

Gheorghe Flutur replied: “I believe that the constitutional framework is fully and completely observed, this is about the interest of Romania, not anything else” External link

nineoclock Friday, January 18, 2019 9:32:00 PM CET

Gheorghe Flutur said (about George Crin Laurenţiu Antonescu): ”I cannot tell you the names on the list because this hasn’t been discussed yet. I only learned from hearsay that [Crin Antonescu] applied to be entered on the list, but the list has not been yet decided,” External link

nineoclock Friday, January 18, 2019 9:32:00 PM CET

Gheorghe Flutur said (about Liberal Parti): “I think it is natural for the National Liberal Party to field the best people, and not assign them to branches or other, just list the best people who are capable of traction and of providing a very good image for Romania in Brussels,” External link

nineoclock Friday, January 18, 2019 9:32:00 PM CET

Ludovic Orban told: “The main theme of the meeting was the unfolding of the Presidency of the Council of the EU, Romania’s priorities at European level, ways whereby I, as PNL Chairman, can support the various priorities on the agenda through the good relations we have inside the EPP group. (…) We also discussed what we consider to be important about the European events to be held in Romania. There will be a meeting with the EPP group in the Committee of the Regions, there will be an EPP group meeting, most likely on the sidelines of European Council. Not a word has been said about the list for the European Parliament election or any other related topic, as certain sources falsely claimed,” External link

nineoclock Friday, January 18, 2019 9:32:00 PM CET

Margaritis Schinas said: "We're not taking any chances," External link

theportugalnews Friday, January 18, 2019 4:34:00 PM CET

Hami Aksoy said: "We are very positive about the U.S. proposal for the safe-zone in the region. We believe that this will be a significant development in the context of Syria and we support it. We will continue our talks with our Russian partners on this theme," External link

haberler-en Friday, January 18, 2019 2:29:00 PM CET

Franziska Keller said: "I don't expect all the members to sit here, because then they are not doing their other work," "We have a crazy amount of legislation on all of our desks. We're all really busy," External link

euobserver Friday, January 18, 2019 8:48:00 AM CET

Van de Camp said: "I am not so sensitive, so I can handle it, but it was disappointing," External link

euobserver Friday, January 18, 2019 8:48:00 AM CET

Margaritis Schinas said: "We're not taking any chances," External link

timescolonist Friday, January 18, 2019 12:22:00 AM CET

Margaritis Schinas said: "We're not taking any chances," External link

simcoe Friday, January 18, 2019 12:21:00 AM CET

Margaritis Schinas said: "We're not taking any chances," External link

wral Thursday, January 17, 2019 11:28:00 PM CET

Margaritis Schinas said: "We're not taking any chances," External link

brownsvilleherald Thursday, January 17, 2019 5:20:00 PM CET

Jean Claude Juncker aggiunto: «L’accordo di recesso – (\*) – è un compromesso equo e il miglior accordo possibile. Riduce i danni causati dalla Brexit ai cittadini e alle imprese in tutta Europa ed è l’unico modo per garantire un recesso ordinato del Regno Unito dall’Unione europea» External link

buongiornoslovacchia Thursday, January 17, 2019 5:01:00 PM CET

Michel Barnier sottolineato: «L’accordo di ritiro è il miglior e unico compromesso possibile nell’ambito delle “linee rosse” stabilite dal governo britannico» External link

buongiornoslovacchia Thursday, January 17, 2019 5:01:00 PM CET

Frans Timmermans aggiunto: «non accetterà che gli orientamenti già stabiliti siano indeboliti, in particolare per quanto riguarda il processo di pace e il confine con l’isola d’Irlanda e i diritti dei cittadini» External link

buongiornoslovacchia Thursday, January 17, 2019 5:01:00 PM CET

Tudor Ulianovschi said: "We have expressed our gratitude to the Romanian Government for all the technical and financial support offered along the way, including the recent €3 million tranche, continuation of the Bilateral renovation and refurbishment programme of kindergartens," External link

moldpres-en Thursday, January 17, 2019 4:55:00 PM CET

Teodor Meleşcanu said: "We have shown that the success of our efforts depends decisively on the concrete results obtained by Moldova in the field of internal reforms, in full compatibility with the democratic values ​​and norms" External link

moldpres-en Thursday, January 17, 2019 4:55:00 PM CET

Teodor Meleşcanu said: “We must ripen the relation between EU and Moldova and move towards its boosting. Moldova is one of the major priorities of Romania on the period of presidency at the EU’s Council,” External link

moldpres-en Thursday, January 17, 2019 4:01:00 PM CET

Eider Gardeazabal explica: “No es una intromisión, sino que la Unión debe velar por que se cumplan sus derechos y valores, desde la igualdad de género hasta la no discriminación a las minorías y a colectivos” External link

elpais Thursday, January 17, 2019 3:04:00 PM CET

Theresa May acrescentou: “Estou pronta para cumprir o Brexit” External link

jornaldeangola Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:58:00 PM CET

Benjamin Griveaux disse: “A França está a preparar, após esta votação, uma possível saída sem acordo, embora nós queiramos evitá-la” External link

jornaldeangola Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:58:00 PM CET

Mark Rutte disse: “Apesar do revés (do chumbo do acordo), isso não significa que estejamos numa situação de ficar sem acordo” External link

jornaldeangola Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:58:00 PM CET

Viorica Dăncilă stated: "We respect the vote cast on Tuesday evening in the House of Commons and we hope that the UK will come up with concrete solutions regarding the next steps, as soon as possible, so that its pulling out of the EU will affect as little as possible the citizens and the business environment. We believe that the exit agreement offers solid legal grounds, limiting the negative consequences generated by the Brexit. I also want to underscore the fact that the Romanian Executive has always been concerned with the observance and protection of the rights of the Romanian citizens who work and study in the UK. Ever since the beginning of the negotiation process we created an inter-ministerial mechanism especially for Brexit, which monitors very closely the manner in which the provisions of the agreement are implemented, so that the Romanian citizens residing in the UK will not be affected. We are prepared to offer solutions to our citizens who work or study in the UK, regardless of the scenario that will be adopted in the end for UK's withdrawal from the Union," External link

stiripesurse Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:01:00 PM CET

Viorica Dăncilă said: "I sent a very clear message - all the European citizens should enjoy their rights being respected and double measures should not exist at the level of the European community," External link

stiripesurse Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:01:00 PM CET

Marius Budăi stated: “I assure you that we will seek, both myself and my negotiating team, to have a constructive dialogue between the two parties throughout the negotiations and to find equitable, legally solid compromise solutions that respond to the objectives of the European Parliament, but which, at the same time, can be supported by as many Member States as possible and provide adequate protection for workers, without generating excessive and unjustified administrative burdens at the level of employers” External link

europa-nu Thursday, January 17, 2019 10:00:00 AM CET

Teodor Meleşcanu stated: "There are 10 years since the establishment of the Eastern Partnership, five years have passed since the conclusion of three association agreements with the Republic of Molodva, with Ukraine and with Georgia, countries that are part of the Eastern Partnership. We must provide a future perspective for all countries," External link

agerpres-en Thursday, January 17, 2019 4:10:00 AM CET

Teodor Meleşcanu stated: "There are 10 years since the establishment of the Eastern Partnership, five years have passed since the conclusion of three association agreements with the Republic of Molodva, with Ukraine and with Georgia, countries that are part of the Eastern Partnership. We must provide a future perspective for all countries," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, January 17, 2019 12:06:00 AM CET

George Ciamba said: "We concluded the first trilogue of Romania's Presidency, therefore we had a provisional interinstitutional agreement among the Council, the Commission and the European Parliament. It is important as it is a file regarding personal data protection. It is a modification of a regulation aimed at funding political parties and foundations, but in fact it is aimed at personal data protection, in the sense that a political party isn't allowed to request an operators a certain type of action entailing the fact that the latter makes available data that are not submitted to the protection provided by the GDPR directive," External link

stiripesurse Wednesday, January 16, 2019 6:30:00 PM CET

George Ciamba said: "To us, it was important that the elections are coming up and we want to do everything possible so these elections have an as high as possible protection level. In some way, it is also related to the confidence of the citizen in a fair electoral process," External link

stiripesurse Wednesday, January 16, 2019 6:30:00 PM CET

Teodor Meleşcanu said: ”Since we became a member of the Schengen Information System and we have access to the respective information and provide that information about the people who cross the border of the European Union, it is obvious that there is virtually no reason to deny such an association. I believe that certain political concerns are rather being considered,” External link

nineoclock Wednesday, January 16, 2019 6:07:00 PM CET

Teodor Meleşcanu said: “We hope to be as convincing as possible and to reach a solution,” External link

nineoclock Wednesday, January 16, 2019 6:07:00 PM CET

Teodor Meleşcanu stated: “There are 10 years since the establishment of the Eastern Partnership, five years have passed since the conclusion of three association agreements with the Republic of Molodva, with Ukraine and with Georgia, countries that are part of the Eastern Partnership. We must provide a future perspective for all countries,” External link

nineoclock Wednesday, January 16, 2019 6:07:00 PM CET

Teodor Meleşcanu said: “We address, in our capacity as Foreign Ministers, a message of encouragement for the business environments of the two states in order to increase mutual direct investments in Romania and Jordan that will bring beneficial results to both sides in the medium and long term,” External link

nineoclock Wednesday, January 16, 2019 6:07:00 PM CET

Teodor Meleşcanu said: “We want to develop direct cooperation between the Romanian and Jordanian universities on the basis of reciprocity, given the long tradition in this field and the very good reputation Romania has in Jordan, as well as the development of academic cooperation which also takes place at European level by using the tools of the Erasmus + program, which allows young Jordanians to participate in education. From an economic point of view, we will use the cooperation mechanism existing between the two chambers of commerce to boost the activity of the Jordanian-Romanian Business Council. We want to strengthen the cooperation between the two chambers of commerce, so as to facilitate the organization of some Romanian economic missions in Jordan, given that a large number of Romanian companies have an interest in the development of our investments in this area, Jordan being a regional economic center,” External link

nineoclock Wednesday, January 16, 2019 6:07:00 PM CET

Teodor Meleşcanu said: “We particularly appreciate the moderate steady position of the main regional files as well as the very solid political and security dialogue between Romania and Jordan. Here in Bucharest we have a high appreciation of Jordan’s undertaking of important responsibilities in preventing and resolving crises and conflicts in the Middle East region,” External link

nineoclock Wednesday, January 16, 2019 6:07:00 PM CET

Ayman al-Safadi said: “We want the development of relations between Romania and Jordan in the field of economic and investment,” External link

nineoclock Wednesday, January 16, 2019 6:07:00 PM CET

Alexandru Petrescu stated: "As the Presidency at the Council of the European Union, Romania will tackle the European agenda in the digital area with impartiality and pragmatism. The challenge is to overcome the general lines of discussion at the member states level and crystallize concrete proposals to generate added value to the citizens of the European Union," External link

stiripesurse Wednesday, January 16, 2019 6:00:00 PM CET

Michele Ramis stated: “In respect to Romania, it committed to settle the necessary framework in view of meeting the 17 sustainable development objectives, thus, showing its concern in the ecology area, and within the Romanian Presidency at the Council of the EU, there are many objectives to advance the European prospects in the sustainable development area,” External link

nineoclock Wednesday, January 16, 2019 5:39:00 PM CET

Michele Ramis stated: "In respect to Romania, it committed to settle the necessary framework in view of meeting the 17 sustainable development objectives, thus, showing its concern in the ecology area, and within the Romanian Presidency at the Council of the EU, there are many objectives to advance the European prospects in the sustainable development area," External link

stiripesurse Wednesday, January 16, 2019 4:29:00 PM CET

Michel Barnier sottolineato: “L’accordo di ritiro è il miglior e unico compromesso possibile nell’ambito delle ‘linee rosse’ stabilite dal governo britannico” External link

corrierenazionale Wednesday, January 16, 2019 4:19:00 PM CET

Frans Timmermans aggiunto: “poiché garantisce la certezza del diritto nei casi in cui la Brexit crea incertezza. L’UE non accetterà che gli orientamenti già stabiliti siano indeboliti, in particolare per quanto riguarda il processo di pace e il confine con l’isola d’Irlanda e i diritti dei cittadini” External link

corrierenazionale Wednesday, January 16, 2019 4:19:00 PM CET

Klaus Iohannis explained: "The procedures that may eventually lead to the approval of the agreement have not been exhausted, and this would be the best solution," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, January 16, 2019 3:49:00 PM CET

Teodor Meleşcanu посочи: "Съжаляваме, че беше прието решение, което на практика е равносилно на излизане на Великобритания без никакви юридически договорености. Това е решение на парламента, което трябва да уважим (. . .) В случай на излизане на Великобритания без никакво споразумение с ЕС, наистина ще се създадат проблеми и за румънските граждани, които са във Великобритания, и за всички европейски граждани, които живеят, учат, работят във Великобритания" External link

crimes Wednesday, January 16, 2019 3:32:00 PM CET

Viorica Dăncilă added: “I have given you these examples from my country to understand that some decisions taken at European level with regard to some member states ultimately affect the citizens of those countries and in one way or another they determine the confidence that they have to the Union,” External link

neurope Wednesday, January 16, 2019 3:29:00 PM CET

Teodor Meleşcanu посочи: "Съжаляваме, че беше прието решение, което на практика е равносилно на излизане на Великобритания без никакви юридически договорености. Това е решение на парламента, което трябва да уважим (. . .) В случай на излизане на Великобритания без никакво споразумение с ЕС, наистина ще се създадат проблеми и за румънските граждани, които са във Великобритания, и за всички европейски граждани, които живеят, учат, работят във Великобритания" External link

24chasa Wednesday, January 16, 2019 3:01:00 PM CET

Liliana Pavlova заяви: „И тук - сега и веднага, европейските лидери, трябва да покажат именно това - възможността за единство, но и за компромиси, възможността за даване на ясна перспектива, сигурност, увереност и възможността да се даде гаранция, че както отстояваме досегашните традиционни политики и не отстъпваме от тях, така можем адекватно да адресираме новите реалности - сигурност, миграция, климатични промени, дигитална трансформация“ External link

focus-news Wednesday, January 16, 2019 2:54:00 PM CET

Liliana Pavlova заяви: „Дигиталната трансформация, киберсигурността и изобщо тази тема, която е изключително важна в общоевропейския дневен ред, защото без нея не можем да имаме конкурентоспособен съюз, който да е адекватен на реалностите и който да може да догонва, защото сме в ситуация, в която трябва да догонваме, а никой няма да ни чака“ External link

focus-news Wednesday, January 16, 2019 2:54:00 PM CET

Amber Rudd dichiarato (about Jeremy Corbyn): "Abbiamo delle difficoltà sulla Brexit, ma nulla sarebbe peggio di un governo guidato da Jeremy Corbyn" External link

247libero Wednesday, January 16, 2019 2:18:00 PM CET

Amber Rudd dichiarato (about Jeremy Corbyn): "Abbiamo delle difficoltà sulla Brexit, ma nulla sarebbe peggio di un governo guidato da Jeremy Corbyn" External link

247libero Wednesday, January 16, 2019 2:18:00 PM CET

Liliana Pavlova заяви: „И тук - сега и веднага, европейските лидери, трябва да покажат именно това - възможността за единство, но и за компромиси, възможността за даване на ясна перспектива, сигурност, увереност и възможността да се даде гаранция, че както отстояваме досегашните традиционни политики и не отстъпваме от тях, така можем адекватно да адресираме новите реалности - сигурност, миграция, климатични промени, дигитална трансформация“ External link

focus-news Wednesday, January 16, 2019 1:45:00 PM CET

Liliana Pavlova заяви: „Дигиталната трансформация, киберсигурността и изобщо тази тема, която е изключително важна в общоевропейския дневен ред, защото без нея не можем да имаме конкурентоспособен съюз, който да е адекватен на реалностите и който да може да догонва, защото сме в ситуация, в която трябва да догонваме, а никой няма да ни чака“ External link

focus-news Wednesday, January 16, 2019 1:45:00 PM CET

Amber Rudd dichiarato (about Jeremy Corbyn): "Abbiamo delle difficoltà sulla Brexit, ma nulla sarebbe peggio di un governo guidato da Jeremy Corbyn" External link

tvsvizzera Wednesday, January 16, 2019 1:41:00 PM CET

Klaus Iohannis said: “First of all, the Government of Great Britain needs to clarify its position. We need to know what will happen in the UK next. The procedures that can eventually lead to the approval of this agreement are not exhausted. On the other hand, the European Union, made up of the 27 members, is ready for other options. Many people wondered if a renegotiation of the deal is possible or if there are different stands in EU 27. I can say this clearly: EU 27, we, the ones remaining in the Union, are united. There are no divergent approaches,” External link

romania-insider Wednesday, January 16, 2019 1:11:00 PM CET

Viorica Dăncilă said (about Guy Verhofstadt): "A totally inappropriate speech [that of Guy Verhofstadt, ed.n.], a speech that I, as Prime Minister, did not accept and I do not accept. I have said every time that I did not come here to do any explaining, and what the leader of the ALDE political group said seems to me totally inappropriate and completely unrealistic. I believe that by what Verhofstadt said he has dealt a blow to internal problems, has brought a lot of disinformation and he has shown a totally hostile attitude towards Romania and the Romanians. I believe this is precisely what should not happen and this attitude is exactly the one that does not find its place in the European institutions," External link

stiripesurse Wednesday, January 16, 2019 10:15:00 AM CET

Viorica Dăncilă said: "Romania meets all the technical criteria for Schengen accession. Since 2011, the Commission has highlighted this aspect, and I believe that all countries should take this political decision precisely to give confidence in the European Union, to give confidence that there are no differences as to the approach in relation to various countries. I believe in President Antonio Tajani's support, I believe in the support of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, and I believe that this political decision for Romania to join the Schengen Area is a decision to be made until the the end of the term of Romania's Presidency of the EU Council, I think it should be made even before the elections to the European Parliament, because this would boost confidence in the European Union, would show that there are no first-hand and second-hand states or first and second-class citizens," External link

stiripesurse Wednesday, January 16, 2019 10:15:00 AM CET

Michel Barnier déclaré: "Il est trop tôt pour évaluer toutes les conséquences de ce vote" External link

lefigaro Wednesday, January 16, 2019 10:07:00 AM CET

Emmanuel Macron said: "We've reached the maximum of what we could do with the deal and we won't - just to solve Britain's domestic political issues - stop defending European interests," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, January 16, 2019 9:30:00 AM CET

Jean Claude Juncker said: "While we do not want this (disorderly withdrawal) to happen, the European Commission will continue its contingency work to help ensure the EU is fully prepared," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, January 16, 2019 9:30:00 AM CET

Viorica Dăncilă said: "At this point, these issues are being negotiated within the Council. We must continue negotiations with the member states and we need to take into account the proposals made by the member states. Otherwise, it is very important that any criteria relating to the use of European funds be clear, transparent and in the interest of the direct beneficiary of European funds. I believe that these issues must be taken into consideration and, as I previously mentioned, the rotating Presidency must be an impartial mediator and bring consensus among member states" External link

stiripesurse Wednesday, January 16, 2019 8:14:00 AM CET

Theresa May said: "Every day that passes without this issue being resolved means more uncertainty, more bitterness and more rancour," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, January 16, 2019 6:30:00 AM CET

Vladimir Makei said: “Belarus is keen on promoting close relations with Austria. We really view Austria as an important partner in politics, economy and other fields,” External link

Belta_en Wednesday, January 16, 2019 5:32:00 AM CET

Vladimir Makei added: “Any relocation is a special event, a new milestone and new hopes. I think that in this case the relocation also means new expectations in bilateral relations,” External link

Belta_en Wednesday, January 16, 2019 5:32:00 AM CET

Jan Palmowski said: “It’s obviously going to be harder for Romania to make its mark given that these domestic political problems and frictions persist,” External link

sciencebusiness Wednesday, January 16, 2019 4:40:00 AM CET

Traian Băsescu : "BREXIT Un vis urât, din care Marea Britanie s-a trezit. Aşa cum anticipam în ultima postare, a început bătălia pentru rămânerea Regatului Unit al Marii Britanii şi Irlandei de Nord în Uniunea Europeană. În urma votului dat azi în Parlamentul de la Londra, Regatul Unit nu mai are condiţiile politice şi legale pentru a părăsi Uniunea Europeană . În mod cert, premierul britanic va trebui să demisioneze, vor exista alegeri parlamentare anticipate şi va fi organizat un nou referendum pentru BREXIT, referendum prin care electoratul Regatului Unit îşi va readuce ţara înapoi în Uniunea Europeană . Este o şansă uriaşă pentru Uniunea Europeană să rămână unită şi întreagă, iar România are şansa să fie ţara în a cărei preşedinţie UE s-a consolidat în loc să fie ţara în mandatul căreia Uniunea Europeană s-a micşorat. Din acest moment România are şansa unui mandat de succes. Oare avem capacitatea să ne jucăm şansa?" External link

evz Tuesday, January 15, 2019 10:33:00 PM CET

Viorica Dăncilă said: "On the occasion of today discussions I showed that the core objective of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union is to contribute to the creation of a more united and more cohesive Europe. This is also the reason for which we chose as motto of our presidency cohesion as a common European value. I appreciated the support expressed by President Tajani in the discussions that we had about this core objective of our presidency of the Council of the European Union. We agreed during our dialogue that, without a united, cohesive Europe, we cannot hope to give the necessary answers to the current challenges facing the Union and to obtain concrete results that our citizens expect," External link

stiripesurse Tuesday, January 15, 2019 9:02:00 PM CET

Antonio Tajani stated: "First of all, I want to underscore the support of the European Parliament for Romania's Presidency [of the EU Council] and, just as I had the opportunity to tell you within our bilateral meetings, hard work is needed in view of reaching a solution in respect to the migration package. The Dublin Reform is a priority of the European Parliament, that wishes very much to reach an agreement with the member states in respect to the migration package. We need to do more, the solution lays in the hands of the Council and this is why we are trying to collaborate as much as possible with Romania's Presidency," External link

stiripesurse Tuesday, January 15, 2019 9:02:00 PM CET

Viorica Dăncilă said: “I am honoured to be here today before you as Romania’s Prime Minister. We have taken over the European mandate from Austria and I would like to reiterate on this occasion my thanks to the Austrian Presidency. At the same time, I insist on thanking our partners in the trio, Finland and Croatia, with whom we have had a very good coordination in preparing a balanced common programme for the next 18 months. In continuation, I will present you the Romanian EU Council Presidency’s priorities and its vision for the Union’s future. Ladies and gentlemen, Europe has always known to overcome obstacles and be born again after the less fortunate episodes in history. The European project itself in its current form has been shaped by the multiple crises it went through. Today we are again facing a complex moment in the process of European construction. However, as you well-know, any situation of this kind can be turned into an opportunity, in a new beginning,” External link

nineoclock Tuesday, January 15, 2019 8:40:00 PM CET

Viorica Dăncilă said: “We want a more democratic Union, so that we are going to promote the equal treatment all the member states and all the European citizens aspire to. This is an essential aspects in gaining the citizens’ trust in the European project. And I’m telling you this from the perspective of the Romanian citizens whom I represent in my capacity as Prime Minister and who, despite their very strong attachment to the Union, feel that Romania is treated unequally, especially when our country is being criticized for aspects that are natural in other member states or when Romania is imposed to meet certain conditionalities that other EU member states are not force to meet. Romanians feel that they are treated unequally when they see that our country is left outside the Schengen Space and I want to thank Mr. President (of the European Commission – editor’s note) Jean-Claude Juncker and Mr. President (of the European Parliament – editor’s note) Antonio Tajani for their total support they are giving to us in our aspiration to the Schengen Space. I gave you these examples from my country in order for you to understand that certain decision that are made at the European level regarding some member states in the end have an impact on the citizens in these states and determine, in one way or the other, the trust they have in the Union. Which is why we need to always think of the citizens in the targeted member states when making our decisions and to eliminate any form of differentiated treatment, so that we can strengthen the common EU values,” External link

nineoclock Tuesday, January 15, 2019 8:40:00 PM CET

Dubravka Šuica : “Sunt ferm convinsă că vom avea o foarte bună colaborare. Sunt convinsă că tema coeziunii va fi dificilă în contextul actual. Aţi menţionat şi depăşirea decalajelor şi sper că veţi avea succes. Ne dorim ca atât Bulgaria, cât şi Croaţia să poată adera la Spaţiul Schengen pentru a dispărea Europa celor două viteze. Există multe nemulţumiri şi în România, multe proteste, in cazul dvs chiar şi statul de drept a fost pus sub semnul întrebării. Aţi mai spus că statul de drept ţine de principiul subsidiarităţii şi acest lucru nu îl putem accepta. Aţi auzit ce au spus oamenii în stradă, cetăţenii dvs în stradă” External link

gds-ro Tuesday, January 15, 2019 7:21:00 PM CET

Kazimierz Michał Ujazdowski (about Guvernului Romaniei): “Trebuie să gestionăm bugetul. Politica de coeziune reprezintă o prioritate la care ţin foarte mult şi sunt sigur că România va aduce o anumită sensibilitate geopolitică, în ceea ce se petrece în Estul nostru, în relaţiile noastre cu Rusia. Sigur respectarea statului de drept e foarte importantă, dar cred că trebuie să urăm României să depăşească obstacolele” External link

gds-ro Tuesday, January 15, 2019 7:21:00 PM CET

Eugen Teodorovici stated: "This is a much wider discussion, criteria should be established, it's a mechanism that should be established in detail. We are talking about the welfare of the European Union, we are talking about the fact that we are in a competition with other powers of the world. The other powers of the world don't expect issues to occur at the whim of some or the others in Parliament, the Committee, the Council. No, we must be much more pragmatic at European level. We truly have to be competitors or, ultimately, as a Romanian saying goes, be mounted by some or the others, economically speaking, from outside Europe. We must be more pragmatic," External link

stiripesurse Tuesday, January 15, 2019 6:36:00 PM CET

Eugen Teodorovici added: "Any type of delay can create, as it happened in the previous financial framework, chain delays in each member state. We must learn from the experience of the past. Romania brings a very important contribution in terms of expertise, on the technical side and, perhaps, a different political involvement than it has ever been at European level," External link

stiripesurse Tuesday, January 15, 2019 6:36:00 PM CET

Viorica Dăncilă said: "We want a more democratic Union, so that we are going to promote the equal treatment all the member states and all the European citizens aspire to. This is an essential aspects in gaining the citizens' trust in the European project. And I'm telling you this from the perspective of the Romanian citizens whom I represent in my capacity as Prime Minister and who, despite their very strong attachment to the Union, feel that Romania is treated unequally, especially when our country is being criticized for aspects that are natural in other member states or when Romania is imposed to meet certain conditionalities that other EU member states are not force to meet. Romanians feel that they are treated unequally when they see that our country is left outside the Schengen Space and I want to thank Mr. President (of the European Commission - editor's note) Jean-Claude Juncker and Mr. President (of the European Parliament - editor's note) Antonio Tajani for their total support they are giving to us in our aspiration to the Schengen Space. I gave you these examples from my country in order for you to understand that certain decision that are made at the European level regarding some member states in the end have an impact on the citizens in these states and determine, in one way or the other, the trust they have in the Union. Which is why we need to always think of the citizens in the targeted member states when making our decisions and to eliminate any form of differentiated treatment, so that we can strengthen the common EU values," External link

stiripesurse Tuesday, January 15, 2019 6:36:00 PM CET

George Ciamba stated: "On the one hand, there is the matter regarding cyber-attacks and Romania already had an initiative, alongside other six states that are on the same page, namely to have a European legislation that can lead to the identification of the cyber-attacks. In respect to the fake news matter, it is treated differently. It's about the Code of Good Practices [of the Foreign Affairs Ministry - MAE], it's about the manner in which we can distinguish between the citizen's right to free information and not spreading fake news that aim, starting from some things that do not exist, to create emotional states, which also transfer to the electoral processes, being able to influence many times even the elections," External link

stiripesurse Tuesday, January 15, 2019 6:07:00 PM CET

Viorica Dăncilă said: "I am honoured to be here today before you as Romania's Prime Minister. We have taken over the European mandate from Austria and I would like to reiterate on this occasion my thanks to the Austrian Presidency. At the same time, I insist on thanking our partners in the trio, Finland and Croatia, with whom we have had a very good coordination in preparing a balanced common programme for the next 18 months. In continuation, I will present you the Romanian EU Council Presidency's priorities and its vision for the Union's future. Ladies and gentlemen, Europe has always known to overcome obstacles and be born again after the less fortunate episodes in history. The European project itself in its current form has been shaped by the multiple crises it went through. Today we are again facing a complex moment in the process of European construction. However, as you well-know, any situation of this kind can be turned into an opportunity, in a new beginning," External link

stiripesurse Tuesday, January 15, 2019 6:07:00 PM CET

Екатерина Захариева заяви: „С Румъния не само че имаме обща граница, но и заедно вървяхме по пътя на нашата мечта да бъдем членове на ЕС. Имахме доста общи предизвикателства и дори и сега – по време на първите ни председателства, имаме много сходни приоритети и предизвикателства. Искам да благодаря на Румъния, че така, както повелява традицията, ще надгражда над другите председателства“ External link

focus-news Tuesday, January 15, 2019 3:47:00 PM CET

Liliana Turoiu said: “The National Culture Day, which we are marking today, is a celebration that is still young. It is, if I counted that correctly, less than a decade since the day of January 15 gained this status. What I would like us to remember, however, is that January 15 has been, for more than a century and a half, a birthday – the birthday of a poet without whom maybe the language that I am using now to speak to you would have been different. Not much different, but almost for sure different,” External link

nineoclock Tuesday, January 15, 2019 2:49:00 PM CET

Liliana Turoiu added: “Not last, we are contributing to the cultural programme associated with the Romanian presidency of the Council of the European Union. These are things that are worth mentioning, for the year 2019 is the year of Romania in Europe,” External link

nineoclock Tuesday, January 15, 2019 2:49:00 PM CET

Cord Meier Klodt said: “I am inviting you all to inaugurate together, in the courtyard of our embassy, a contemporary work of art, a mural painting symbolizing the profound relation existing between our countries. The work was created by two young architects from Bucharest. It shows the Black Forest mountains, in the southern part of Germany, and the pelicans here, in the Danube Delta. Between this two points, as a bridge linking our countries, also through time – there is the Danube,” External link

nineoclock Tuesday, January 15, 2019 2:49:00 PM CET

Klaus Iohannis told: “We talked about the heavy files on the EU agenda. Migration is a very important subject in this context and Romania is making efforts to move forward in this highly complicated area. We reiterated our common support for EU’s policy of merit-based enlargement to the Western Balkans, according to the capacity of each country in the region to fulfill the accession criteria. In this context, we highlighted the fact that the Western Balkan region will be one of the priorities of the Romanian Presidency of the European Union Council,” External link

nineoclock Tuesday, January 15, 2019 2:16:00 PM CET

Klaus Iohannis told: “Mr President, we welcome you with a little snow,” External link

nineoclock Tuesday, January 15, 2019 2:16:00 PM CET

Klaus Iohannis told: “A topic that has come today to our attention, as it is in the attention of the entire Europe, was the Brexit. We are expecting the results in the British Parliament, but the subject will probably remain for long very high on the agenda. We both want Brexit to begin with an orderly withdrawal, that is through the approval of the agreement to be voted upon and we are looking forward with great interest to the outcome of the vote this evening,” External link

nineoclock Tuesday, January 15, 2019 2:16:00 PM CET

Borut Pahor said: “As a former member of the European Council between 2008 and 2011, I recall the debates on these criteria Romania must meet in order to be able to integrate into the Schengen. Romania has fulfilled the criteria set in the past for the countries seeking membership, but now we see the Union has set supplementary requirements for Romania. If it wants to become a part of the Schengen, Romania must meet these criteria, but Slovenia considers that all states have to meet the same criteria. I truly want Romania to be part of this area” External link

nineoclock Tuesday, January 15, 2019 2:16:00 PM CET

Borut Pahor said (about Klaus Iohannis): “Together with the President of Croatia, we co-chair the Brdo initiative which implies the cooperation of the former Yugoslav states. Before the Sibiu Summit we will meet at the Tirana Summit in Albania, and I asked President Iohannis to closely follow the preparations for this meeting that will be driver of hope and confidence that the Western Balkan states can solve many bilateral subjects among them, in order to guarantee security in this part of the world and to become attractive for potentially joining the EU. On the one hand, we are considering the enlargement of the EU, and on the other hand we cannot deny these states the hope that one day they will be able to join this European project” External link

nineoclock Tuesday, January 15, 2019 2:16:00 PM CET

Klaus Iohannis said: “Schengen accession is not possible without consensus and we are all putting work into this project,” External link

nineoclock Tuesday, January 15, 2019 2:16:00 PM CET

Klaus Iohannis said: “Everybody agrees that Romania’s place is in the Schengen Area. We are the most convinced of all, because Romania’s Schengen accession would definitely improve Schengen security, but until then we need to convince some of our friends and partners, but at the same time, we need to make some progress ourselves. If both happen in the near future, we have chances to solve the problem,” External link

nineoclock Tuesday, January 15, 2019 2:16:00 PM CET

Jean Claude Juncker said: "La présidence roumaine sera une présidence qui doit être une présidence qui fournira des résultats. Nous avons sur la table du co-législateur – du Conseil et du Parlement européen – plus que de 240 propositions législatives qui ont été introduites par la Commission et nous voudrions que la plupart d’entre elles trouvent une décision d’action législative définitive avant les élections européennes. Il y a du travail à faire pour la présidence roumaine, et je m’excuse auprès du Président que la Commission a travaillé avec sévérité pour pouvoir proposer et soumettre à la médiation du Conseil et du Parlement un nombre important d’initiatives législatives" External link

eufundingtrends Tuesday, January 15, 2019 12:56:00 PM CET

Jean Claude Juncker said: "Il reste très peu de temps, parce que le Parlement européen va arrêter ses travaux le 18 avril et entre le 18 avril et le mois d’octobre, Il y aura très peu de travaux législatifs qui vont pouvoir être entamés par le nouveau Parlement et donc il faudra que nous mettions à profit les quelques semaines qui nous restent jusqu'aux élections européennes pour faire en sorte que le programme législatif avance" External link

eufundingtrends Tuesday, January 15, 2019 12:56:00 PM CET

Jean Claude Juncker said: "I count on the energy and unity of the Romanian nation, all political forces and all institutions in order to take the necessary decisions and advance our Union during your Presidency" External link

eufundingtrends Tuesday, January 15, 2019 12:56:00 PM CET

Jean Claude Juncker said: "Over the course of these months, the Commission – who is a friend to Romania, even if some in this country seem to doubt this sometimes – will always be at your side, carried by the same spirit which drives those who are here today: To make sure that the first Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union will be a great moment in the history of Romania and a great moment in the history of the European Union" External link

eufundingtrends Tuesday, January 15, 2019 12:56:00 PM CET

Tudorel Toader argues: "In conclusion: the bill was initiated under the previous government. CSM considered that in order to take effect, the 3-day compensation could be deemed as time served, in lieu of a conditional release benefit. The Senate consented to CSM's proposal. The Chamber of Deputies then replaced the 3 days with 6 days considered jail time for every 30 days of imprisonment in improper conditions. The Ministry of Justice did not agree with the proposed amendments, considering also the impact study received from the National Administration of Penitentiaries. The Chamber of Deputies extended the benefit to other criteria too. The Constitutional Court was notified with regard to the a priori review. The position of the Ministry of Justice was that the law is unconstitutional," External link

stiripesurse Tuesday, January 15, 2019 12:17:00 PM CET

Antonio Tajani said: “I appeal to member states that block this membership and I invite them to change their position. The accession of Romania and Bulgaria to the Schengen area will be beneficial for the security of all European countries. And I hope it will be concluded under your presidency,” External link

novinite Tuesday, January 15, 2019 10:58:00 AM CET

Kelemen Hunor stated: “I didn’t support them last year either, when they were announced via an Emergency Ordinance several days before the calendar and fiscal years ended, and I don’t support them now either, because there was no debate, there was no study on what will happen after the introduction of these fiscal measures,” External link

nineoclock Tuesday, January 15, 2019 8:47:00 AM CET

Ion Iliescu added: “We should have defined, already, our profile as a country in the European concert. The rotating presidency of the European Council tests our administrative capacity, political vision and solidarity as a nation. We will see our strong points, our weaknesses. I hope we will finally realise that consensus, not confrontation, pushes things in the direction we all want,” External link

nineoclock Tuesday, January 15, 2019 8:47:00 AM CET

Carmelo Abela said: “Africa’s importance to Europe should not merely be on migration,” “Africa is Europe’s partner, and if Europe is working for solutions in many areas, we need Africa onboard” External link

politico-eu Tuesday, January 15, 2019 7:27:00 AM CET

Carmelo Abela said: “populist agendas will not lead anywhere and therefore working together is the best option,” External link

politico-eu Tuesday, January 15, 2019 7:27:00 AM CET

Росен Желязков посочи: "Виждате, че всичко в този пакет ражда противоречия и ние казваме, че противоречиви законодателни инициативи, приети в последния момент, значат само едно – Европа не може да покаже единност в подходите си за решаване на общите проблеми на съюза. За България единственият верен и правилен е отлагането за следващия парламент. След 21 като начална дата и 31 януари вероятно ще се знае каква ще е развръзката" External link

Dnevnik-BG Monday, January 14, 2019 5:49:00 PM CET

Adrian Codirlasu said: “The measures combined have the potential to make fund manager activity unsustainable and hence eliminate it from the market,” External link

ipe Monday, January 14, 2019 5:43:00 PM CET

Kenneth Haar said: “Until recently, the proposed ‘Services Notification Procedure’ was almost unknown outside of the Brussels bubble. Now there is a snowball effect that sees the resistance against the proposal grow bigger and bigger across Europe, because the suggested changes are so outrageous and undemocratic. It is not too late to stop the directive” External link

corporateeurope Monday, January 14, 2019 4:06:00 PM CET

Ion Iliescu wrote: “We should have already defined our profile, as a country, in the European concert. The rotating presidency of the European Council tests our administrative capacity, political vision and solidarity as a nation. We will see what are our strengths and which are our weaknesses. I hope we will finally understand that it is not confrontation but consensus that make things progress in the direction we all want,” External link

romania-insider Monday, January 14, 2019 12:12:00 PM CET

Ion Iliescu said: “The European Union cannot be a scapegoat for our helplessness, for our failures, for the selfishness and irresponsibility of some or other political leaders, in Bucharest or Brussels,” External link

romania-insider Monday, January 14, 2019 12:12:00 PM CET

Ion Iliescu wrote: “Reforms like the Europe of concentric circles one cannot increase the citizens’ support for Europe. I think that time has come to go back to politics, to cure ourselves of the ‘technocrat’ illusion. Because politics can be controlled democratically by the people, the technocrats cannot; they do not admit their errors and wrong decisions, they do not answer to anyone,” External link

romania-insider Monday, January 14, 2019 12:12:00 PM CET

Liam Fox added: “the assurances she had had from the European Union following discussions over the last few days” External link

guardian Monday, January 14, 2019 10:40:00 AM CET

Nick Boles said: “It’s a funny kind of coup which requires a majority vote of democratically-elected MPs before the task starts rolling. So, no, it isn’t a coup, it’s an expression of parliamentary will” External link

guardian Monday, January 14, 2019 10:40:00 AM CET

Jean Claude Juncker souligné: "S'il y a une amnistie, comme certains l'envisagent dans ce pays, ce serait un retour en arrière pour l'Etat de droit" External link

latribune Monday, January 14, 2019 7:09:00 AM CET

Jean Claude Juncker sa: – Exportera inte era interna problem till EU, External link

sverigesradio Saturday, January 12, 2019 8:05:00 AM CET

Jean Claude Juncker dijo: “Rumanía está técnicamente bien preparada para los seis meses de presidencia del Consejo de la UE ... Creo, sin embargo, que el Gobierno de Bucarest no ha comprendido plenamente lo que significa ocupar la presidencia” External link

lavanguardia Saturday, January 12, 2019 7:15:00 AM CET

Jean Claude Juncker dijo: “Si se es presidencia (de la UE) hay que poner entre paréntesis los problemas de política interior” External link

lavanguardia Saturday, January 12, 2019 7:15:00 AM CET

Jean Claude Juncker dedi: “Eğer bu ülkede bazılarının öngördüğü üzere bir af getirilseydi bu hukukun üstünlüğünden geri adım olurdu” External link

haber-sol Friday, January 11, 2019 2:08:00 PM CET

Jean Claude Juncker afirmou: “A Comissão [Europeia] é amiga da Roménia, embora algumas pessoas neste país pareçam por vezes duvidar disso” External link

ptjornal Thursday, January 10, 2019 11:52:00 PM CET

Laura Stefan säger: – För 10-15 år sedan hade ingen i Rumänien trott att en politiker skulle kunna hamna i fängelse på grund av korruption. Så det går ändå åt rätt håll, External link

sverigesradio Thursday, January 10, 2019 6:20:00 PM CET

Bjarke Møller siger: - Der er stor grund til at bekymre sig over Rumænien, External link

DRNyheder Thursday, January 3, 2019 3:14:00 PM CET

Bjarke Møller vurderer (about Bjarke Møller): - Der er stor grund til at bekymre sig over Rumænien, siger Bjarke Møller, der er direktør i den proeuropæiske tænketank Europa. Det er på mange måder et begivenhedsrigt halvår, som EU-landene er gået ind i. I slutningen af marts forlader briterne EU-samarbejdet, og i maj er der valg til Europa-Parlamentet. Selvom der er blevet sået tvivl om det rumænske formandskab, så kommer det i sidste ende nok ikke til at få den helt store betydning for EU, External link

DRNyheder Thursday, January 3, 2019 3:14:00 PM CET

Bjarke Møller siger: - Rumæniens egen formandsdagsorden er ’en større sammenhængskraft’ i Europa, og det er en vigtig dagsorden i en tid, hvor Storbritannien er på vej ud, og hvor der er masser af spændinger på kryds og tværs af unionen. Spørgsmålet er, om rumænerne har styrken og evnerne til at gøre det, External link

DRNyheder Thursday, January 3, 2019 3:14:00 PM CET

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