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Simona Halep said: “I always make the sign of the cross and believe in God because nothing can be done without the help of God,” External link

malaymail Tuesday, July 16, 2019 2:09:00 AM CEST

Simona Halep said: "I always make the sign of the cross and believe in God because nothing can be done without the help of God," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, July 16, 2019 12:57:00 AM CEST

Jean-Francois Bohnert told: "A lot of people are supporting me and they know I have experience to bring in setting up new bodies," External link

europesun Monday, July 15, 2019 9:28:00 PM CEST

Varujan Vosganian said: "I can tell you, without singling out one opinion poll, that they are converging to indicate Mr Calin Popescu-Tariceanu as the only opponent standing a real chance of defeating the current president Klaus Iohannis. So the electorate of the PSD-ALDE coalition is validating Calin Popescu-Tariceanu as a candidate of this coalition. I hope that our PSD colleagues, by virtue of our agreements, will notice this desire of the electorate (...) We have not exhausted all our internal procedures yet. By the end of the month we will have a procedure to validate the candidacy of Calin Popescu-Tariceanu, this time only on behalf of ALDE, but with the explicit recommendation that our colleagues in PSD should notice that, so that Calin Popescu-Tariceanu may be the candidate of the entire coalition," External link

stiripesurse Monday, July 15, 2019 8:58:00 PM CEST

Simona Halep said: "I always make the sign of the cross and believe in God because nothing can be done without the help of God," External link

wsau Monday, July 15, 2019 6:51:00 PM CEST

Simona Halep said: “I always make the sign of the cross and believe in God because nothing can be done without the help of God,” External link

oann Monday, July 15, 2019 6:16:00 PM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă said: “We proved the maturity of European Romania and offered results that exceed expectations, in a complicated European context. The results obtained open new opportunities for Romania. We now have a consolidated position at European level. It is one of Romania’s great gains as a European Union member state,” External link

nineoclock Monday, July 15, 2019 8:33:00 AM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă said: “Today, almost two weeks after the formal end of our mandate, we can proudly say we have all reasons to celebrate: we attained what we set out to attain, we proved efficiency, performance, balance, and we offered one of the most appreciated presidencies at European level. We proved that Romania tackled this mandate, ahead of anything else, as a mission in the service of European citizens. We built all our actions around the concept of cohesion. We worked in this spirit and managed to obtain important results – qualitatively and quantitatively – for European citizens, and to maintain unity in supporting the European project,” External link

nineoclock Monday, July 15, 2019 8:33:00 AM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă stated: “We put cohesion at the centre of our actions because the success of the European Union is the success of each member state, each region, each community. A developed Europe ensures equal opportunities and open access to resources for all. We worked for more solidarity in the European community because, in a Europe prepared to successfully handle changes, nobody must be left behind,” External link

nineoclock Monday, July 15, 2019 8:33:00 AM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă claimed: “There were multiple challenges: files with very important stakes, the negotiation of the future Multiannual Financial Framework and the Brexit process, a turn in the road for the European Union. Cohesion was the main principle, the red thread that constantly guided us in our approach and in the way in which we resolved the pending files. The balance sheet of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union is impressive: 90 files closed in the first three months of the mandate, 84 Council of the European Union conclusions adopted, numerous decisions on which we obtained consensus. Everything accomplished in approximately 2,500 meetings,” External link

nineoclock Monday, July 15, 2019 8:33:00 AM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă stated: “The Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union attained the priorities included in its working programme and its objectives, all dedicated to the advancement of the European agenda, in the spirit of a unitary, cohesive and inclusive approach that we undertook when we took over the mandate. We proved the maturity of European Romania and we offered results that exceed expectations, in a complicated European context. The results obtained open new opportunities for Romania. We now have a consolidated position at European level. It is one of Romania’s great gains as a European Union member state. The Government acted with utmost seriousness and full commitment and, together with European partners and the teams of experts, we managed to give substance to the European and domestic agenda,” External link

nineoclock Monday, July 15, 2019 8:33:00 AM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă stated: “The Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union attained the priorities included in its working programme and its objectives, all dedicated to the advancement of the European agenda, in the spirit of a unitary, cohesive and inclusive approach that we undertook when we took over the mandate. We proved the maturity of European Romania and we offered results that exceed expectations, in a complicated European context. The results obtained open new opportunities for Romania. We now have a consolidated position at European level. It is one of Romania’s great gains as a European Union member state. The Government acted with utmost seriousness and full commitment and, together with European partners and the teams of experts, we managed to give substance to the European and domestic agenda,” External link

nineoclock Monday, July 15, 2019 8:33:00 AM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă added: “Our European partners appreciate our results and the rich pro-European balance sheet accomplished by the Romanian Government alongside the team of diplomats, experts and professional negotiators. Romanians can be proud, we lived up to the challenge. The efficient way in which we led the proceedings of the Council proves that Romania has the capacity to credibly, professionally and dynamically exercise the most important prerogatives within the European Union. I am glad we have managed to take the European project closer to Romanian citizens and we have proven to our partners the potential of European Romania,” External link

nineoclock Monday, July 15, 2019 8:33:00 AM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă stated: “We proved that the Romanian nation strongly believes in European value and in our common future, that Romania has the strength, resources and people capable to bring added value to the European project and to promote the rights of all European citizens. We have written an important page of European and Romanian history! We managed to do this together, Romania’s European team and our European partners, and we have proven, once again, that we are strong!” External link

nineoclock Monday, July 15, 2019 8:33:00 AM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă said: "Today, almost two weeks after the formal conclusion of our term, we can proudly say that we have every reason to celebrate. We have achieved what we have set ourselves to, we proved efficiency, performance, balance and delivered one of the most prestigious European presidencies. We have proven that more than anything else, Romania has approached this term as a mission in the service of the European citizens. We have built all our actions around the concept of cohesion. We have worked in this spirit and succeeded in achieving important results, in terms of quality and quantity, for the European citizens and in maintaining unity in support of the European project," External link

agerpres-en Monday, July 15, 2019 5:02:00 AM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă said: "All this was accomplished in about 2,500 meetings. These are flagship files for the European project, with results and direct impact on the lives of the European citizens in important walks of life: society, energy, economy, finance, digital services, environment and climate change, agriculture, European values and freedoms, the combat of misinformation. From the simplest to the most complex, they all have implications in our everyday lives and contribute to the evolution of the European society. We are talking about defining the post-2020 European Union budget, the functioning of the European Single Market and the competitiveness of European industry, boosting the digitalization of the European industry and the development of artificial intelligence, reinforcing social rights, strengthening the internal security agenda, continuing the fight against terrorism, managing the challenges posed by migration, shaping the future of the EU," External link

agerpres-en Monday, July 15, 2019 5:02:00 AM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă said: "For the effort and dedication proven in these extremely intense months, I thank you all: ministers, ministerial teams and all the institutions involved, Romania's Permanent Representation to the EU, the members of the Romanian Parliament, the colleagues in the local administration, volunteers and all those who have been at our side. I offer thanks to each member of this Presidency's team for their dedication, adroitness and for the energy invested in carrying through this true country project, the most important since our joining the European Union. (...) We have written an important page of Romania's European history. We succeeded in doing this together, Romania's European team and our European partners, and we have proved once again that together we are strong," External link

agerpres-en Monday, July 15, 2019 5:02:00 AM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă said (about Edouard Philippe): "Our countries are linked by a profound friendship that manifested itself in key moments of our common history. Today we share a dynamic relationship, we are partners in the European Union and NATO, and we have a Strategic Partnership with perspective for the future that creates the premises for a more structured and more ambitious cooperation. I assure you of Romania's full commitment to advancing and deepening the Romanian-French cooperation both bilaterally and at European level, as I also told Premier Edouard Philippe on the occasion of our recent talk. We agreed on continuing a constant and direct dialogue and I hope we will be able to meet soon in order to agree on and sign the updated Strategic Partnership Roadmap, which will mark a new stage of our bilateral and European cooperation," External link

agerpres-en Sunday, July 14, 2019 4:58:00 AM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă said: "The Romania - France Season had a special symbolic dimension, as the first such event that France organized with an EU member state. This was the result of the common will to rediscover each other through culture, to better understand the communion between the Romanians and the French, the depth and diversity of this unique relationship," External link

agerpres-en Sunday, July 14, 2019 4:58:00 AM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă said: "Today, almost two weeks after the formal conclusion of our term, we can proudly say that we have every reason to celebrate. We have achieved what we have set ourselves to, we proved efficiency, performance, balance and delivered one of the most prestigious European presidencies. We have proven that more than anything else, Romania has approached this term as a mission in the service of the European citizens. We have built all our actions around the concept of cohesion. We have worked in this spirit and succeeded in achieving important results, in terms of quality and quantity, for the European citizens and in maintaining unity in support of the European project," External link

roumanie-en Sunday, July 14, 2019 4:27:00 AM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă said: "All this was accomplished in about 2,500 meetings. These are flagship files for the European project, with results and direct impact on the lives of the European citizens in important walks of life: society, energy, economy, finance, digital services, environment and climate change, agriculture, European values and freedoms, the combat of misinformation. From the simplest to the most complex, they all have implications in our everyday lives and contribute to the evolution of the European society. We are talking about defining the post-2020 European Union budget, the functioning of the European Single Market and the competitiveness of European industry, boosting the digitalization of the European industry and the development of artificial intelligence, reinforcing social rights, strengthening the internal security agenda, continuing the fight against terrorism, managing the challenges posed by migration, shaping the future of the EU," External link

roumanie-en Sunday, July 14, 2019 4:27:00 AM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă said: "For the effort and dedication proven in these extremely intense months, I thank you all: ministers, ministerial teams and all the institutions involved, Romania’s Permanent Representation to the EU, the members of the Romanian Parliament, the colleagues in the local administration, volunteers and all those who have been at our side. I offer thanks to each member of this Presidency’s team for their dedication, adroitness and for the energy invested in carrying through this true country project, the most important since our joining the European Union. (...) We have written an important page of Romania’s European history. We succeeded in doing this together, Romania’s European team and our European partners, and we have proved once again that together we are strong," External link

roumanie-en Sunday, July 14, 2019 4:27:00 AM CEST

Ilie Dan Barna said: "We have today taken yet another step towards the goal of the USR-PLUS Alliance of governing in 2020. (...) The USR has voted for me to represent this party and we will see what the outcome and proposals of the Alliance are for candidate for Romania's President. This result somehow confirms the efforts made in the two years since I have been leading this party, to develop, to grow, to be what Romania needs - a fresh party that brings the active and modern society into the political spectrum, so that we can move forward to Europe," External link

stiripesurse Saturday, July 13, 2019 6:36:00 PM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă said (about Edouard Philippe): "Our countries are linked by a profound friendship that manifested itself in key moments of our common history. Today we share a dynamic relationship, we are partners in the European Union and NATO, and we have a Strategic Partnership with perspective for the future that creates the premises for a more structured and more ambitious cooperation. I assure you of Romania’s full commitment to advancing and deepening the Romanian-French cooperation both bilaterally and at European level, as I also told Premier Edouard Philippe on the occasion of our recent talk. We agreed on continuing a constant and direct dialogue and I hope we will be able to meet soon in order to agree on and sign the updated Strategic Partnership Roadmap, which will mark a new stage of our bilateral and European cooperation," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, July 13, 2019 4:58:00 AM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă said: "The Romania - France Season had a special symbolic dimension, as the first such event that France organized with an EU member state. This was the result of the common will to rediscover each other through culture, to better understand the communion between the Romanians and the French, the depth and diversity of this unique relationship," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, July 13, 2019 4:58:00 AM CEST

Michele Ramis said: “Madam Prime Minister, your presence confirms the exceptional character of the friendship relations between our countries and the common desire of their leaders to further strengthen them. This year, Romania will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Revolution of 1989 , which gave birth to the Romanian democracy,” External link

nineoclock Friday, July 12, 2019 9:10:00 PM CEST

Michele Ramis said: “Europe is also a community of values that underpin it and give it strength. Among these values, enshrined in Article 2 of the Treaty on the European Union, the rule of law is of paramount importance. We must preserve this democratic framework and respect the rights it entails,” External link

nineoclock Friday, July 12, 2019 9:10:00 PM CEST

Michele Ramis said (about Simona Halep): “I cannot conclude without a word of encouragement for Simona Halep, whom I wish good luck at the Wimbledon tournament,” External link

nineoclock Friday, July 12, 2019 9:10:00 PM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă said (about Edouard Philippe): “Our countries are linked by a profound friendship that manifested itself in key moments of our common history. Today we share a dynamic relationship, we are partners in the European Union and NATO, and we have a Strategic Partnership with perspective for the future that creates the premises for a more structured and more ambitious cooperation. I assure you of Romania’s full commitment to advancing and deepening the Romanian-French cooperation both bilaterally and at European level, as I also told Premier Edouard Philippe on the occasion of our recent talk. We agreed on continuing a constant and direct dialogue and I hope we will be able to meet soon in order to agree on and sign the updated Strategic Partnership Roadmap, which will mark a new stage of our bilateral and European cooperation,” External link

nineoclock Friday, July 12, 2019 9:10:00 PM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă said: “The Romania – France Season had a special symbolic dimension, as the first such event that France organized with an EU member state. This was the result of the common will to rediscover each other through culture, to better understand the communion between the Romanians and the French, the depth and diversity of this unique relationship,” External link

nineoclock Friday, July 12, 2019 9:10:00 PM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă wrote: "It was a term marked by performance in which Romania has proven its strong attachment to European values and has worked to strengthen the grand European project, for a Union of the citizens, the freedoms, the efforts and of our common forces. We are proud of the results and we want all Romanians to feel this pride because our country has reconfirmed that it is a strong voice and a serious partner that leaves a solid foundation for the next chapter of the European construction," External link

stiripesurse Friday, July 12, 2019 2:00:00 PM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă told (about Klaus Iohannis): "I do not think President Iohannis had much involvement in what the rotating presidency was, but now he is making believe the good results are due to him, which does not seem right to me (...) The President had known from the outset the stage of preparations for taking over the rotating presidency, for I had a discussion with President Iohannis before taking over the rotating presidency. I explained that we are well prepared that we have files in each area (...) that we know which files will be closed and that there will be a smooth transition to the Romanian presidency, that I know how the European institutions work because nine years I was a MEP; and yet he came out with those statements that actually caused image damage and I think that was not fair. Moreover, I saw the President was very pleased with the congratulations he received, but at the same time he did not cooperate with the Romanian government for the time Romania held the rotating presidency; we did not even discuss important files. (...) I would have expected the President to call, to contact the Romanian Government on some important topics," External link

stiripesurse Thursday, July 11, 2019 4:49:00 PM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă added: "I tried, and I believe that more co-operation was needed to get some good things for Romania, such as joining the Schengen Area. I was hoping the president at the summit in Sibiu would raise this issue, or at least, that he would at least have a reaction when others were saying that will not happen," External link

stiripesurse Thursday, July 11, 2019 4:49:00 PM CEST

Nicolae Hurduc said: "During its mandate at the EU Council Presidency, Romania paid a lot of attention to the advancement of the enlargement process as a prerequisite for stability, security and prosperity in the region and in the entire Europe. In all the steps that we took to support enlargement during our mandate, we were guided by the belief that this is one of the most successful EU policies, with a strong transformational power for societies and economies," External link

agerpres-en Thursday, July 11, 2019 4:34:00 AM CEST

Nicolae Hurduc said: "During its mandate at the EU Council Presidency, Romania paid a lot of attention to the advancement of the enlargement process as a prerequisite for stability, security and prosperity in the region and in the entire Europe. In all the steps that we took to support enlargement during our mandate, we were guided by the belief that this is one of the most successful EU policies, with a strong transformational power for societies and economies," External link

ziuanews Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:59:00 AM CEST

Teodor Meleşcanu said: "One week ago, we completed Romania’s first term of office at the helm of the Council of the European Union, and we breathed a sigh of relief," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, July 9, 2019 5:01:00 AM CEST

Teodor Meleşcanu added: "At the Foreign Ministry (MAE), we want this existing good collaboration to continue to help us at a regional and global level in situations such as the conflicts in our neighbourhood, with directly materialised effects in terms of trade relations, I mean the imposition of economic sanctions and other countermeasures adopted by the member states. We continue our support in the future for the efforts of MMACA to bring numerically and qualitatively the network of economic counsellors as close as possible to the requirements of global developments to provide quality assistance to Romanian companies operating on external markets," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, July 9, 2019 5:01:00 AM CEST

Teodor Meleşcanu said: "I would like to detail an aspect that could contribute to the development in line with the evolution of the Romanian business environment, which is increasingly more present on foreign markets: it would be necessary to monitor, promote and support Romanian investments abroad by a specialist department of MMACA. From the information we hold, the only organisation that has some sort of statistics of Romanian investment is the National Bank," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, July 9, 2019 5:01:00 AM CEST

Donald Trump säger: — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 8, 2019 Darroch lär bland annat ha kallat Trump för inkompetent. Värst i vårdbranschen. En färsk enkät i Sverige visar att svenska män är nästan lika utsatta för sexuella trakasserier på sin arbetsplats som kvinnor. Ungefär en halv miljon människor anser sig ha blivit utsatta för sexuella trakasserier på sin arbetsplats. Finländarnas köttkonsumtion ökar fortsättningsvis. Svenskarna har under de två senaste åren skurit ner på köttkonsumtionen. År 2016 konsumerades 87,7 kilogram kött per person, medan dom bara åt 83,5 kilogram per person under förra året. Det är en minskning på 4,2 kilogram, eller omkring åtta maletköttpaket. Storbritanniens utrikesministerium bekräftar att de är äkta. Storbritanniens utrikesministerium bekräftade för CNN att meddelandena var äkta. Blandat mottagande för Trumps nya självständighetsfest. Stora ord om USA:s historia och betydelse i världen fyllde president Donald Trumps tal på självständighetsdagen. Presidentens omstridda fest i huvudstaden stördes av regn, men lockade ändå en stor publik. "Det uppstår ett tomrum om USA:s soldater försvinner". USA:s president Donald Trump säger att han oroar sig över terrorattacker om amerikanska soldater dras bort från Afghanistan. Enligt Trump finns det en risk för att Afghanistan används som bas för terrorattacker riktade mot USA. Om trupperna dras bort kommer USA ändå att ha kvar en omfattande underrättelseverksamhet i Afghanistan, External link

yle-sv Monday, July 8, 2019 10:06:00 PM CEST

Paul Savage told: “We have highlighted our concerns to the Romanian presidency in the area of definitions – in particular for the young farmer, genuine farmer and eligible area,” External link

agriland Friday, July 5, 2019 6:24:00 PM CEST

Petre Daea explained: "The EU Council Presidency has been a real success in the field that I am coordinating: agriculture, rural development and fisheries. We have 11 files closed compared to four as we initially planned, and we have also advanced very much in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), in respect to the three regulations that covered the Strategic Plan, Financing, Management and Monitoring, and the Common Market Organization. The last two regulations are nearing the end, and the Strategic Plan has been linked to the Multi-Annual Financial Framework. This report also added the partial general approach on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, a very important thing for Romania, but also for other countries due to the interest in aquaculture. Here we have made important steps for the intensity of up to 70pct, which means a great advantage in the perspective of 2021-2027," External link

stiripesurse Friday, July 5, 2019 1:53:00 PM CEST

Petre Daea said: "What we know for sure is that convergence will increase and also the support per unit area. I do not know what the sum will be, because we do not have the budget yet, but we are expecting a bigger amount. The debate we had at the AgriFish Council meeting was for a larger or at least equal budget with the current budget, given that there are a whole range of environmental ambitions that financially challenge the farmer," External link

stiripesurse Friday, July 5, 2019 1:53:00 PM CEST

Petre Daea explained: "The EU Council Presidency has been a real success in the field that I am coordinating: agriculture, rural development and fisheries. We have 11 files closed compared to four as we initially planned, and we have also advanced very much in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), in respect to the three regulations that covered the Strategic Plan, Financing, Management and Monitoring, and the Common Market Organization. The last two regulations are nearing the end, and the Strategic Plan has been linked to the Multi-Annual Financial Framework. This report also added the partial general approach on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, a very important thing for Romania, but also for other countries due to the interest in aquaculture. Here we have made important steps for the intensity of up to 70pct, which means a great advantage in the perspective of 2021-2027," External link

ziuanews Friday, July 5, 2019 1:53:00 PM CEST

Petre Daea said: "What we know for sure is that convergence will increase and also the support per unit area. I do not know what the sum will be, because we do not have the budget yet, but we are expecting a bigger amount. The debate we had at the AgriFish Council meeting was for a larger or at least equal budget with the current budget, given that there are a whole range of environmental ambitions that financially challenge the farmer," External link

ziuanews Friday, July 5, 2019 1:53:00 PM CEST

Hans Klemm stated (about Klaus Iohannis): “The US congratulates Romania for the successful Presidency at the Council of the European Union, concluded just four days ago. On behalf of my colleagues in Washington and Brussels, we thank both Romania’s Presidency, under President Klaus Iohannis’s leadership and Romania’s Government, under Mrs Dancila’s leadership, for the tight and efficient cooperation we enjoyed in matters of shared interest” External link

nineoclock Thursday, July 4, 2019 9:16:00 PM CEST

Klaus Iohannis said: “Recently, on the occasion of the European elections and the referendum on justice, which I convened for May 26, the Romanians cast an overwhelming pro-European vote and in support of strengthening the rule of law, by rejecting unequivocally populism, anti-European and anti-justice rethoric. The citizens of Romania once again showed that we have a mature society and that they want a strong and healthy country with a clean and independent justice system in full consonance with the status of a US partner and EU and NATO member state. Romania’s strategic priority is and will remain a strong transatlantic relationship. Solid transatlantic co-operation is the safest guarantee that we will be able to successfully manage future challenges, while positively influencing developments globally (…). You will always find in Romania a trustworthy ally and friend, a strong voice in favor of close co-operation between America and Europe. I can assure that my country and I are equally determined to deepen and further our strategic partnership with the US,” External link

nineoclock Thursday, July 4, 2019 9:16:00 PM CEST

George Ciamba said: "The successful unfolding of Romania's presidency, appreciated by all partners, proves that Romania is not only a full member of the European Union but also a member state capable of leading the European agenda and generating results at European level to the benefit of citizens. By assuming a conduct of real neutrality, we have succeeded in generating the trust of our partners in our actions as a member state, which will have long-term beneficial effects. By remarkable results, Romania generated a trust capital among European institutions and the member states, which I am convinced will be further capitalized on in promoting our interests at EU level. As you know, we have upheld the principle of cohesion on the main European files," External link

stiripesurse Wednesday, July 3, 2019 4:21:00 PM CEST

George Ciamba said: "On the non-legislative dimension, we have succeeded in adopting conclusions in the General Affairs Council on ensuring free and fair European elections, and especially conclusions aimed at combating misinformation, a very important thing. (...) We did not have a simple presidency, that is why we also had to add energy to topics that could have a great impact during the presidency and I am referring here to the Brexit file. It was treated with priority, it took special attention, especially since there were some clear deadlines, 29 March 2019 to formulate some decisions. We have succeeded in the accelerated adoption of legislative measures, 13 legislative proposals completed to limit the negative effect of a UK withdrawal without agreement. That remains there, the Finnish presidency has nothing more to do than that. No matter what happens on 31 October, the legislation made by Romania's presidency will protect the EU from negative effects, insofar as it is possible, of a UK exit without agreement, which we do not want, but at the same time it does not mean that it is not possible," External link

stiripesurse Wednesday, July 3, 2019 4:21:00 PM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă added: “We have promoted cohesion amongst Member States, between regions and communities, among citizens. We have thus acted on the belief that the EU can move forward in the spirit of the founding ideas of the European project, only by maintaining cohesion and overcoming the gaps between Member States in all their forms of expression. The rights and freedoms of all citizens are respected in a strong Europe and no one is left behind,” External link

nineoclock Wednesday, July 3, 2019 4:06:00 PM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă said: “We have had many successes on all four key pillars that we have set out in our priority agenda: Convergence Europe, Europe of Security, Europe – Global Actor, Europe of Common Values. (…) The EU Agenda under the Presidency of Romania has been marked by developments on a number of horizontal dossiers of major relevance to the future of the European project, such as the 2021 – 2027 multiannual financial framework, the management of the Brexit process or the definition of the 2019-2024 strategic agenda. At the same time, during our term, were formulated a series of crucial decisions in relation to many of the European Union’s policies such as the ones in the social field, the energy field, climate change, the digital single market and the internal security of the European Union and of the Economic and Monetary Union. After Romania’s presidency office at the Council of the European Union, both the European path of the Western Balkan states, the Union’s commitment to the Eastern Partnership partners as well as the geopolitical relevance of the Black Sea are re-positioned on the agenda of the EU priorities,” External link

nineoclock Wednesday, July 3, 2019 4:06:00 PM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă added: “We have contributed to the definition of the future of the European Union. We have acted towards more cohesion in Europe. We have worked for a safer Europe and for strengthening the external borders. We have worked to promote digitization and innovation. We have delivered results for strengthening the energy Union and combating climate change. We have worked for strengthening the economic and monetary Union and making the European economy more resilient to crises. We have helped to strengthen the role of the European Union in the world and in the vicinity. We have actively maintained the Union’s enlargement agenda, a policy of considerable strategic importance,” External link

nineoclock Wednesday, July 3, 2019 4:06:00 PM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă said: “I welcome the fact that the negotiations between the Member States within the European institutional framework have produced a formula for the appointment at the helm of the European institutions. The Romanian Government is willing to work with the new leadership of the European institutions to advance the European project,” External link

nineoclock Wednesday, July 3, 2019 4:06:00 PM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă : ”A fost un mandat de succes, în care România a dovedit că este puternic atașată valorilor europene și a acționat pentru consolidarea proiectului european, pentru o Uniune a cetățenilor, a libertăților, a eforturilor și a capacităților noastre conjugate. În cele șase luni de mandat, am dovedit eficiență, promptitudine și profesionalism, având în vedere că Președinția României la Consiliul UE s-a derulat într-un context complex și dinamic, marcat de alegerile europene, dar și de evoluțiile legate de Brexit, de un mediu internațional în permanentă schimbare. Președinția Consiliului Uniunii Europene a avut pentru România o semnificație deosebită, care a condus la rezultate semnificative atât pentru noi, ca stat membru, cât și pentru Uniunea Europeană în ansamblul său. Guvernul României, echipele de diplomați și experți, precum și Reprezentanța Permanentă a României de la Bruxelles au făcut un efort susținut în aceste șase luni. Românii pot fi mândri de ceea ce am reușit să facem, de rezultatele noastre, ca țară! România și-a făcut datoria și a dovedit că este un stat membru responsabil, preocupat de avansarea agendei europene în folosul cetățenilor. Aceasta a fost principala așteptare a partenerilor europeni de la mandatul nostru. Aprecierile și reacțiile acestora la finalul celor 6 luni de Președinție, ne dovedesc că am avut succes în abordarea noastră. Am reconfirmat faptul că România are o înțelegere profundă și corectă a contextului european, a procesului decizional de la nivelul Uniunii Europene și a sensibilităților statelor membre. Am confirmat că România are un cuvânt important de spus în definirea proiectului european. Acțiunile noastre au fost circumscrise motto-ului Președinției – Coeziunea, o valoare comună europeană, la care ne-am raportat întreaga activitate. Am promovat coeziunea între statele membre, între regiuni și comunități, între cetățeni. Am acționat astfel din convingerea că Uniunea Europeană poate progresa, în spiritul ideilor fondatoare ale proiectului european, doar menținând coeziunea și depășind decalajele între statele membre, în toate formele lor de manifestare. Într-o Europă puternică, sunt respectate drepturile și libertățile tuturor cetățenilor și nimeni nu este lăsat în urmă. Pentru o imagine cât mai exactă a efortului din acest mandat, aș dori să menționez câteva date privind rezultatele Președinției României la Consiliul UE. Bilanțul este impresionant: aproximativ 2500 de reuniuni și evenimente, din care peste 2000 de reuniuni ale grupurilor de lucru, 64 de reuniuni la nivel ministerial ale Consiliului Uniunii Europene, un total de 300 de evenimente organizate în România, precum și găzduirea Summit-ul de la Sibiu. În termeni de rezultate, putem vorbi, de asemenea, de un bilanț mai mult decât generos: 90 de dosare legislative închise într-un timp record de trei luni până la finalul activității legislative a Parlamentului European, în medie un dosar în fiecare zi. La care adăugăm 84 de Concluzii ale Consiliului UE adoptate pe multiple teme de interes comun, numeroase rapoarte de progres ale Președinției elaborate, Decizii de Consiliu aprobate. Totodată, Președinția României a Consiliului UE a pregătit și susținut poziția UE în diverse foruri internaționale. La acestea se adaugă și un program extrem de dens de vizite și întrevederi politice la care au participat membri ai guvernului. În calitate de prim-ministru, am avut 6 vizite de lucru la Bruxelles, am primit vizita mai multor omologi la București și am participat la multe evenimente la nivel înalt organizate în contextul Președinției. Am militat pentru respectarea drepturilor și libertăților tuturor cetățenilor, în egală măsură, pentru promovarea intereselor României și pentru instituirea dialogului, ca principal instrument de luare a deciziilor. Am avut consultări bune cu liderii europeni asupra dosarelor aflate pe agenda Uniunii Europene și asupra priorităților noastre ca stat membru. România a fost primul stat care deține președinția rotativă care a prezentat, la nivel de prim-ministru, prioritățile mandatului în plenul Consiliului Economic și Social European. Am păstrat un dialog constant și cu reprezentanții Comitetului European al Regiunilor, pentru că ne-am dorit o implicare cât mai activă în consolidarea proiectului european a tuturor celor interesați. Am pledat pentru avansarea dimensiunii sociale, pentru promovarea egalității de gen și combaterea antisemitismului, xenofobiei și a discursului bazat pe ură. Am militat pentru ca sub auspiciile Președinției Române să fie elaborată ” External link

promptmedia Wednesday, July 3, 2019 11:53:00 AM CEST

Ilie Dan Barna afirmă: "O președinție care trebuia să fie un moment de apogeu al istoriei noastre moderne a trecut peste România viguros, precum roua dimineții. România a avut mare noroc și are o amintire plăcută datorită experților pe care îi avem în instituţiile europene şi în cele din ţară. Ei au fost cei care au salvat Președinția României la Consiliul UE și au făcut-o una de succes prin prisma celor peste 90 de dosare finalizate. Uniunea Salvați România - USR le mulțumește!" External link

dcnews Wednesday, July 3, 2019 11:34:00 AM CEST

Paul Savage told: “We have highlighted our concerns to the Romanian presidency in the area of definitions – in particular for the young farmer, genuine farmer and eligible area,” External link

agriland Tuesday, July 2, 2019 9:29:00 PM CEST

Ekaterina Zaharieva said: "I want to wish the Finnish Presidency every success – success I am confident of. And to thank the Romanian Presidency for what was achieved during those six months. It was not an easy period," External link

focus-news-en Tuesday, July 2, 2019 11:30:00 AM CEST

Antti Rinne wrote: “During Finland’s presidency, not only are we going to listen to young people’s concerns, we’re going to answer them,” External link

ednh Monday, July 1, 2019 6:17:00 PM CEST

George Ciamba said: "As Presidency, the most important thing is that we have had achievements. I think we have even better results than our expectations, we are not talking about the expectations of others. And this has been acknowledged. Let us not forget that in the last two days we have had an outpouring of acknowledgments on behalf of the European families, of the European Council leaders, the commissioners, the chairpersons of the committees, we have had a host of congratulations for the Romanian Presidency. It has been characterized as an energetic, combative , results-oriented Presidency, and I think this is the most important one. Let us not forget that by what we have managed to do we will influence the future of Europe and especially the perception of the European citizen about Europe," External link

stiripesurse Monday, July 1, 2019 9:18:00 AM CEST

George Ciamba added: "The Romanian Presidency has done a lot of things on non-legislative topics, on informal councils, on events that it organized, on institutional counseling," External link

stiripesurse Monday, July 1, 2019 9:18:00 AM CEST

George Ciamba added: "I think we have succeeded in passing through a wide range of things, such as increasing the staff of the FRONTEX Coast Guard to 10,000 people, a very important issue. Socially, we have done enough, we have succeeded in putting on track and setting up the European Labor Agency during our term. (...) We have succeeded in having a very clear regulation on the political parties' ban on using personal data that have been collected for commercial purposes, a very important item. It is a very good Presidency, the fact that we have had a a successful summit in Sibiu, the fact that we had European elections that have had a positive result. We cannot talk any longer, the way we used to at the beginning of the year, about the dangers and things that can happen in Europe. What also counted was that we have adopted a more ambitious strategic agenda. For the rest, in each field, every minister, every high-ranking official can explain in their area of expertise what has been done," External link

stiripesurse Monday, July 1, 2019 9:18:00 AM CEST

Klaus Iohannis said: "I think everyone has found that the team, which is a big team working in Brussels, has borne the brunt of this presidency. Obviously, in politics, things do not move without politicians, and then I can say that everyone involved in good faith has contributed to our success," External link

stiripesurse Monday, July 1, 2019 8:10:00 AM CEST

Marlene Wind siger: - Men det er altså det, finnerne prioriterer højt, External link

sn Monday, July 1, 2019 6:09:00 AM CEST

Marlene Wind siger: - Men det er altså det, finnerne prioriterer højt, External link

avisen Monday, July 1, 2019 5:38:00 AM CEST

Marlene Wind siger: - Men det er altså det, finnerne prioriterer højt, External link

stiften Monday, July 1, 2019 5:37:00 AM CEST

Luminita Odobescu added: "At the end of a presidency, I can say symbolically that a Member State gives the test of its maturity and gets into another stage of its evolution within the Union. And the expertise capital won by all the bodies involved in this process for some years, because the preparations for this tenure do start many years before taking over, it is necessary to be capitalised further to promote Romania's interests within the EU," External link

stiripesurse Sunday, June 30, 2019 5:28:00 PM CEST

George Ciamba detto: "La presidenza del tavolo del Consiglio è stata la prova di maturità della Romania e la riconferma dell'attaccamento al progetto europeo. Molti degli ottimi risultati della nostra presidenza sono principalmente dovuti alla nostra capacità di mantenere la nostra riserva di neutralità" External link

agenzianova Sunday, June 30, 2019 12:08:00 PM CEST

George Ciamba aggiunto: "La nostra presidenza ha sostenuto la convergenza e la coesione in Europa avanzando questioni come il mercato unico digitale, la direttiva sul gas, l'unione bancaria. Ha sostenuto condizioni di lavoro trasparenti e prevedibili e per basse emissioni di CO2" External link

agenzianova Sunday, June 30, 2019 12:08:00 PM CEST

George Ciamba says: “During the six months at the EU Council’s helm, Romania has certainly contributed through concrete actions to the EU enhancement, a project that stays vital for our continent’s welfare and safety,” External link

nineoclock Friday, June 28, 2019 9:16:00 PM CEST

George Ciamba detto: "La presidenza del tavolo del Consiglio è stata la prova di maturità della Romania e la riconferma dell'attaccamento al progetto europeo. Molti degli ottimi risultati della nostra presidenza sono principalmente dovuti alla nostra capacità di mantenere la nostra riserva di neutralità" External link

agenzianova Friday, June 28, 2019 5:11:00 PM CEST

George Ciamba aggiunto: "La nostra presidenza ha sostenuto la convergenza e la coesione in Europa avanzando questioni come il mercato unico digitale, la direttiva sul gas, l'unione bancaria. Ha sostenuto condizioni di lavoro trasparenti e prevedibili e per basse emissioni di CO2" External link

agenzianova Friday, June 28, 2019 5:11:00 PM CEST

Mariya Gabriel said: “The technology that we are now hearing every day such as quantum, artificial intelligence, robotics or the Internet of Things has been pioneered within the Future Emerging Technologies (FET) programme , because it has always combined high-risk academic research with the strong participation from industry, including high tech small and medium enterprises (SMEs),” External link

alphagalileo Friday, June 28, 2019 3:48:00 PM CEST

Thomas Skordas explained: “Pathfinder will depend largely on the future and emerging technologies; it is about bridging the world of research and a world of innovation. Through Accelerator, we will finance those SMEs and start-ups that have an ambition about the future, that want to scale up and see their innovative ideas going to the market, but which are too risky to be supported by normal financing possibilities,” External link

alphagalileo Friday, June 28, 2019 3:48:00 PM CEST

Pekka Haavisto said: “I hope will be better equipped to counter hybrid threats,” External link

politico-eu Friday, June 28, 2019 7:32:00 AM CEST

Pekka Haavisto said: “Military and civilian authorities in times of crisis can only do what they have been trained for,” “You can’t act spontaneously in times of crisis” External link

politico-eu Friday, June 28, 2019 7:32:00 AM CEST

Maria Ohisalo said: “I would like to widen the discussion,” External link

politico-eu Friday, June 28, 2019 7:32:00 AM CEST

Pekka Haavisto said: “Montenegro was the last to join,” External link

politico-eu Friday, June 28, 2019 7:32:00 AM CEST

Christopher Pissarides said: “alongside the destruction of jobs by robots and artificial intelligence, there will be growth of employment opportunities elsewhere in the economy” External link

euractiv-en Thursday, June 27, 2019 2:17:00 PM CEST

Daniela Cîmpean stated: “European funds are Romania’s chance to make up for the delays in social-economic development and to become competitive at European level. However, although we should be cashing in on this opportunity by now, the poor absorption and inefficient use of the European money is preventing us from making the most of it. The legislative proposal for the simplification of accessing European funds is a solution we would like to launch on the 28th of June from Sibiu” External link

caleaeuropeana Thursday, June 27, 2019 1:29:00 PM CEST

Grațiela Leocadia Gavrilescu said: "We also agreed on the need to improve and integrate the risk management approach of chemicals in all European environmental legislation to increase its coherence and efficiency," External link

stiripesurse Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:42:00 AM CEST

Grațiela Leocadia Gavrilescu said: "I am extremely proud because important files have been successfully negotiated, such as setting the first CO2 emission performance standards for new heavy duty vehicles, tightening persistent organic pollutant rules and the LIFE programme. It was a real honour for me in these six months to co-chair the Environment Council meetings and together with the whole team of the Romanian presidency to advance topics of great importance to our citizens and our future," External link

stiripesurse Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:42:00 AM CEST

Grațiela Leocadia Gavrilescu said: "We also agreed on the need to improve and integrate the risk management approach of chemicals in all European environmental legislation to increase its coherence and efficiency," External link

ziuanews Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:29:00 AM CEST

Grațiela Leocadia Gavrilescu said: "I am extremely proud because important files have been successfully negotiated, such as setting the first CO2 emission performance standards for new heavy duty vehicles, tightening persistent organic pollutant rules and the LIFE programme. It was a real honour for me in these six months to co-chair the Environment Council meetings and together with the whole team of the Romanian presidency to advance topics of great importance to our citizens and our future," External link

ziuanews Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:29:00 AM CEST

Roxana Mînzatu stated: “Romania had remarkable achievements in simplifying and rationing the regulations and in ensuring the necessary judicial clarity. The position of the Council includes additional simplifying measures, apart from the proposals of the Commission, and improves many requests that are supposed to ease the life of the beneficiaries in the EU, without compromising the strategic role of the Cohesion Policy, that continues to stay close to our hearts. The consensus that has been reached during the Romanian Presidency received a robust support from the ministers responsible with the Cohesion Policy in the EU. We thank everyone, to the European Commission included, for the fruitful collaboration. The Council will have the mandates to negotiate with the European Parliament in order to reach an agreement and allow the new operational programmes to start in due time” External link

europa-nu Wednesday, June 26, 2019 9:56:00 AM CEST

Jorge Domecq said: “I am proud of the impact this house makes, in the interest of a more coherent European capability landscape owned and used by our Member States” External link

eda Wednesday, June 26, 2019 4:24:00 AM CEST

Bogdan Hossu said: "The major discrepancies across the country, the fact that almost half of the country's workers collect the minimum wage - in fact an instrument under the collective bargaining agreement intended to combat tax evasion on the labor market - actually show that the government must clearly express its vision and political options regarding the change of the legislative framework, in order to improve it. Social dialogue also means reconsidering the trust between social actors, and in this regard we consider that a real social dialogue is the foundation we can build on. I hope that the authorities' plans to promote the Administrative Code via emergency ordinance, although the social partners have not yet completely expressed their point of view, will face opposition and that the government gives today the necessary signal that it wants a stable construction for everyone," External link

stiripesurse Tuesday, June 25, 2019 8:23:00 PM CEST

Roxana Mînzatu erklärte: „In punkto Kohäsion können keine Fortschritte erzielt werden, wenn das wirtschaftliche Umfeld nicht förderlich ist“ External link

TT Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:01:00 PM CEST

Marius Budăi said: "Only an honest dialogue can bring an evolution to both the employer and the employee. When the employee feels respected, his/her return increases significantly," External link

stiripesurse Tuesday, June 25, 2019 2:20:00 PM CEST

Eugen Teodorovici wrote: "Yes, I thought it is high time to really bring unity in a divided society, to bring more balance in a civilisation that sometimes hesitates to show faith in the values inherited, for fear that it is labeled as barbaric and realistic. Yes, because I decided to show that solutions exist to the problems we are confronted with and that it is our duty, the politicians first of all, to get to facts, from words. Yes, because I want to demonstrate that a president can do, not only talk or keep silent," External link

agerpres-en Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:19:00 AM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă said: "We have managed to win the consensus of all member states on complex cases that had been waiting for a solution for many years, such as ensuring European energy security and creating a safer economic environment. Under the Romanian presidency of the last two months, 56 conclusions of the Council were adopted in areas such as the EU’s external relations, the fight against terrorism, climate change, education, regional strategies and industrial policy. We organised events that highlighted the attention we pay to the European values that unite us. (...) By our overall approach and the results obtained in each of the managed files we reconfirmed the fact that the Romanian society is deeply attached to the European values. (...) Taking advantage of the experience of this tenure, Romania will continue to act in order to achieve the objective of consolidating EU, to reinforce European policies and to promote the crucial importance of solidarity and unity inside EU," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:13:00 AM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă affermato: "Il suo contributo è stato molto limitato. Non abbiamo collaborato molto con il presidente o l'amministrazione presidenziale. Sono convinta che sia stato informato su ogni dossier, sui progressi di fatti, e che ne abbia discusso di questo in sede di Consiglio europeo, ma non abbiamo collaborato a nessun dossier importante a livello Ue" External link

agenzianova Monday, June 24, 2019 4:56:00 PM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă detto (about Klaus Iohannis): "Ho visto che ha elogiato la presidenza romena, ma non ha detto nulla del governo. Tutto questo è una conferma che quando abbiamo detto, sei mesi fa, che eravamo preparati per questa presidenza, avevamo ragione. Non dimentichiamo che durante il periodo in cui abbiamo assunto la presidenza, il presidente Iohannis ha mostrato la sua sfiducia, e poi abbiamo visto che la Finlandia si è offerta di prendere il nostro posto. Ora Helsinki vuole assumere degli esperti romeni per la presidenza di turno, ci sono stati colloqui in tal senso. Tutti hanno ammesso che la presidenza è stata gestita molto bene dal governo di Bucarest e dalla rappresentanza" External link

agenzianova Monday, June 24, 2019 4:56:00 PM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă said: "We have managed to win the consensus of all member states on complex cases that had been waiting for a solution for many years, such as ensuring European energy security and creating a safer economic environment. Under the Romanian presidency of the last two months, 56 conclusions of the Council were adopted in areas such as the EU's external relations, the fight against terrorism, climate change, education, regional strategies and industrial policy. We organised events that highlighted the attention we pay to the European values that unite us. (...) By our overall approach and the results obtained in each of the managed files we reconfirmed the fact that the Romanian society is deeply attached to the European values. (...) Taking advantage of the experience of this tenure, Romania will continue to act in order to achieve the objective of consolidating EU, to reinforce European policies and to promote the crucial importance of solidarity and unity inside EU," External link

stiripesurse Monday, June 24, 2019 4:16:00 PM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă said: "A very small one; I would flunk the President. I did not cooperate very much with the President as far as the presidency was concerned. I am convinced that he was informed on progress under each file and discussed that at the summit of the European Council, but we did not cooperate on any major European file," External link

stiripesurse Monday, June 24, 2019 4:16:00 PM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă said: "I saw that he praised the Romanian presidency, but he did not say a word about the government. The praise was somehow presumed, and the president knows very well that great efforts have been made. That was the hard work of the Minister-delegate for European affairs, George Ciamba; the work of the Romanian Representation in Brussels, and it was this appreciation from the President, in fact a confirmation that we were right when we first said we were ready. Let us not forget that (...) during the time we assumed the presidency, the president showed his mistrust, I saw that Finland offered to take our place. Now Finland wants to get some of Romania's experts for its rotating presidency (...) there were talks to this end. Everybody has admitted that the Romanian government and the Romanian Representation managed very well the presidency. European leaders themselves, prime ministers, irrespective of their political group, even other non-EU states have commended Romania for holding the rotating presidency of the EU Council. (...) I have also seen the statements of the President. For the sake of correctness I would have expected him to say the Romanian government managed, but he said Romania did. We when we did all these things, when we took each file, when we tried and succeeded with important files - the gas directive, copyrights, the important steps we took for the Multiannual Financial Framework - we thought about Romania and said that credit will not be due to Viorica Dancila or another colleague who got involved or the minister-delegate for European affairs, but Romania will be spoken highly of," External link

stiripesurse Monday, June 24, 2019 4:16:00 PM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă said (about Klaus Iohannis): "I am a person that favours balance and consensus, and I have tried to take follow the same approach with President Iohannis. I thought we should co-operate on important projects for Romania. As you could see, I have not succeeded with all my insistence on such approach. We still have an acting deputy prime minister in charge with strategic projects. When we assess each ministry, the National Executive Committee will decide whether there will be reshuffle or restructuring. We also consider restructuring if we decide to do it," External link

stiripesurse Monday, June 24, 2019 4:16:00 PM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă affermato: "Abbiamo assunto questo mandato con tutte le responsabilità e ci siamo impegnati affinché, alla sua conclusione, poter fornire risultati visibili per i cittadini. Siamo riusciti a risolvere importanti dossier e ad avanzare i negoziati su molti temi che sono stati in discussione negli ultimi anni e che si traducono in buoni cambiamenti nella vita dei cittadini europei”, ha detto la premier. “Dall'inizio del mandato, la presidenza romena del Consiglio dell'Ue ha gestito oltre 1.750 riunioni ed eventi, tra cui oltre 60 ministeriali formali e informali" External link

agenzianova Monday, June 24, 2019 12:49:00 PM CEST

Marius Iancu spune: „PSD rămâne, în continuare, la guvernare după ce moțiunea depusă de partidele de Opozitie nu a trecut, fiind votată de numai 200 de parlamentari. De aceea, avem responsabilitatea să continuăm proiectele începute și să asigurăm României stabilitate și creștere economică, avem responsabilitatea să nu ne dezamăgim electoratul, membrii de partid și simpatizanții noștri și să aratăm că am învățat lecția votului negativ pe care l-am primit la alegerile europarlamentare. Avem responsabilitatea să ne reorganizam și să redevenim un partid puternic și unit care are sustinerea românilor. Suntem la guvernare, avem majoritate în Parlamentul României și avem, încă multe de făcut pentru români.” External link

ziaruldeolt Monday, June 24, 2019 11:47:00 AM CEST

Mark Rutte said: “I find it strange to assume that out of 500 million Europeans who could become Commission president, there are three who cannot,” External link

politico-eu Monday, June 24, 2019 7:40:00 AM CEST

Manfred Weber told: “It would be a huge setback if decisions in the EU now go back to diplomats’ backrooms,” External link

politico-eu Monday, June 24, 2019 7:40:00 AM CEST

Vĕra Jourová wrote: “EU citizens were not informed of the fact that the national registration procedure comprised of two steps and required the completion and submission of a separate ‘Electoral Registration form’ in addition to the ‘EU citizens — European Parliament voter registration form,'” External link

politico-eu Monday, June 24, 2019 7:40:00 AM CEST

Dunja Mijatovic said: “European states’ approach to migration in the Mediterranean Sea has become much too focused on preventing refugees and migrants from reaching European shores, and too little on the humanitarian and human rights aspects. This approach is having tragic consequences” External link

statewatch Monday, June 24, 2019 4:14:00 AM CEST

Donald Tusk : “Non tutti gli Stati sono pronti per questa decisione” External link

247libero Sunday, June 23, 2019 5:16:00 PM CEST

Donald Tusk ammesso: “Questi Paesi hanno mandato tutti i segnali politici che l’UE stava aspettando” External link

247libero Sunday, June 23, 2019 5:16:00 PM CEST

Eugen Teodorovici wrote: "Yes, I thought it is high time to really bring unity in a divided society, to bring more balance in a civilisation that sometimes hesitates to show faith in the values inherited, for fear that it is labeled as barbaric and realistic. Yes, because I decided to show that solutions exist to the problems we are confronted with and that it is our duty, the politicians first of all, to get to facts, from words. Yes, because I want to demonstrate that a president can do, not only talk or keep silent," External link

ziuanews Sunday, June 23, 2019 1:55:00 PM CEST

Donald Tusk said: “Sometimes I feel that the [nomination] process is too transparent to be effective. I have the impression that the public knows more about the candidates than me. I have nothing new to communicate” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Saturday, June 22, 2019 11:03:00 AM CEST

David Miliband said: “Clearly this isn’t a matter of whether or not you believe that Labour should appeal to Leavers and Remainers. Of course it should,” External link

politico-eu Saturday, June 22, 2019 10:17:00 AM CEST

David Miliband said (about Boris Johnson): “The truth is we don’t know which Boris Johnson is going to come to lead the country,” “And that’s a problem because someone who has taken so many different positions and so many different personas obviously engenders a high degree of mistrust” External link

politico-eu Saturday, June 22, 2019 10:17:00 AM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă said: "The Romanian presidency of the Council of the European Union is approaching its end. The forthcoming Finnish presidency has already taken over the majority of the European Council's formats. We have successfully fulfilled the mandate and objectives we had set to. By the efforts of the governmental team, we have proved our ability to manage complex files and make beneficial decisions for European citizens, some with greater public impact and visibility, others less publicised but equally important. The provisional overall balance at this point, given that our activity continues, is a substantial one," External link

agerpres-en Saturday, June 22, 2019 5:15:00 AM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă said: "The Romanian presidency of the Council of the European Union has also recently drawn up and presented a revised negotiating box for the future of the European Union's long-term budget that was discussed at a European Council meeting on June 18. I will present the final results in an official European framework, at a plenary session of the European Parliament in early July," External link

agerpres-en Saturday, June 22, 2019 5:15:00 AM CEST

Klaus Iohannis said: "The results we have achieved are excellent. Meanwhile, everyone has realised that. We had, of course, the Sibiu Summit, which has been a success recognised as thus by everyone, but we also have very good results for the files under consideration. The very large number of files that have been successfully closed under the Romanian presidency shows that we have very good people here in Brussels, who have managed to steer these files to closure. This was less expected, but there is more reason for us to say that this presidency was excellent," External link

agerpres-en Saturday, June 22, 2019 5:15:00 AM CEST

Klaus Iohannis added: "And we will certainly find many points that obviously come from what was mentioned in the Sibiu Declaration," External link

agerpres-en Saturday, June 22, 2019 5:15:00 AM CEST

Donald Tusk said: “I met thousand of true Europeans on the streets in Sibiu. I was really, really moved,” External link

nineoclock Friday, June 21, 2019 9:38:00 PM CEST

Donald Tusk stated: “I visited also this huge and amazing painting collection in Sibiu. My feeling was that we could touch the essence of Europe in Sibiu, […] because of culture, because of hospitality. Sometimes it’s more important than our procedures and legislation,” External link

nineoclock Friday, June 21, 2019 9:38:00 PM CEST

Klaus Iohannis replied: “I don’t know if it is good to speak about a legacy, you cannot create a legacy in six months, that’s an illusion. But you can do a decent work in six months. So, let me conclude in a way which is probably a bit unexpected for some. Few people had high expectations when we started our Presidency, most people expected us to be in between somewhere. Well, surprise, I took the laudatio from Donald and Jean-Claude very serious and the fact that Romanian Presidency concluded more than 90 legislative files, you know how much have been concluded in other presidencies is an indication not only of the intensity and the quantity of the work, but also of the quality. Because we have partners, negotiators and institutions with high standards and so, our team, the Romanian team, managed something unexpected and this is why I said that the Romanian Presidency was surprising because it performed way better that expected. So, if we may define this as a legacy that Romania is actually way better than its image, then this is a good legacy,” External link

nineoclock Friday, June 21, 2019 9:38:00 PM CEST

Klaus Iohannis said: “The Strategic Agenda that we have adopted reflects entirely the 10 commitments we agreed upon at the Sibiu Summit, the spirit of Sibiu as I call it. The key aim now is to remain united, determined and effective in our efforts to implement this Agenda and achieve results for all. Romania is strongly committed in this respect. I particularly welcome that the main priorities and lines of action identified in the Strategic Agenda reflect our common vision for the future of the Union. This is a clear sign of unity and cohesion,” External link

nineoclock Friday, June 21, 2019 9:38:00 PM CEST

Klaus Iohannis said: “Recently, the Council formally adopted a number of significant legislative files concluded under the Romanian Presidency, in relation to the Banking Union, the improvement of labour and social rights, the deepening of the Single Market, the decarbonisation of transport and the further enhancing of the Digital Europe. This is Europe at its best and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all Member States, and the European institutions for their support and for their constructive approach that allowed the Romanian Presidency to conclude a significant number of important legislative initiatives,” External link

nineoclock Friday, June 21, 2019 9:38:00 PM CEST

Klaus Iohannis pointed out: “The Presidency has worked intensively and I am pleased that this hard work and progress are acknowledged in the conclusions of the European Council,” External link

nineoclock Friday, June 21, 2019 9:38:00 PM CEST

Ludovic Orban told (about Klaus Iohannis): “The fact that they talk about the possibility that the President of Romania Klaus Iohannis could fill a position so important as the presidency of the European Council shows very clearly the reputation he is enjoying, his European recognition, the fact that a trustworthiness exists in the ability of the President of Romania to cover such a job. I’m confident that the president is mature enough, has the ability to make high analysis so that he makes the decision in this case. (…) Obviously I wish for President Klaus Iohannis be our candidate to the Presidency of Romania, yet for Romania the presence of president Iohannis in the position of European Council president would bring many opportunities and Romania’s president would have the occasion to represent Romania and help Romania very much from this position,” External link

nineoclock Friday, June 21, 2019 9:07:00 PM CEST

Ludovic Orban asserted (about Klaus Iohannis): “The PNL will certainly have the candidate who will win the presidential election. But such a decision will be obviously made in this event I wouldn’t like to discuss right now. You’ve noticed that the president was extremely cautious and refused to comment the rumors or assessments that are elaborated in the media. The PNL candidate for the presidency of Romania is today Klaus Iohannis. The decision on the backing of the presidential candidate cannot be made by the party’s leader, it can only be made by the party’s National Council, but the PNL National Council has unanimously decided to back the candidacy of president Klaus Iohannis,” External link

nineoclock Friday, June 21, 2019 9:07:00 PM CEST

Ludovic Orban told: “We are the country with the highest inflation. (…) On the one hand, inflation erodes the population’s purchasing power, and on the other hand, inflation causes economic instability. (…) An inflation that is rather out of control because, I tell you frankly, I believe that this government has deliberately spurred inflation, for them to have reason to say: ‘Look, we kept our promise, we increased wages’, but this is just nominally, because in reality they didn’t manage to increase the citizens’ purchasing power,” External link

nineoclock Friday, June 21, 2019 9:07:00 PM CEST

Ludovic Orban said: “Look at the budget structure, at what expenditures have increased in the budget execution in the first four months: personnel expenditures have increased by 26 percent. They were already high, we already had an oversized apparatus, from the government structure that works with 28 ministers, 265 agencies, offices, authorities, with almost 200 Secretaries of State in the ministries alone, and over 40 devolved services, not to mention that at local level, especially in county governments, the administrative apparatus is excessive. And unfortunately, in the last two and a half years public institutions have been literally destroyed, because a lot of people without the necessary qualification have been stealthily signed up, only based on their party membership card, only on the basis of connections, kinship or nepotism, all kinds of goofballs and all sorts of characters who should have no place in a public institution. They were ushered in through the back door or, even more, they were even placed at the helm of the public institutions,” External link

nineoclock Friday, June 21, 2019 9:07:00 PM CEST

Donald Tusk said: "Sometimes I feel that the [nomination] process is too transparent to be effective. I have the impression that the public knows more about the candidates than me. I have nothing new to communicate" External link

newsnow-co-uk Friday, June 21, 2019 6:46:00 PM CEST

Donald Tusk told: "A vast majority of member states has committed to climate neutrality by 2050. But reaching unanimity was not possible today," External link

newsnow-co-uk Friday, June 21, 2019 6:46:00 PM CEST

Klaus Iohannis replied (about Donald Tusk): "I don't know if it is good to speak about a legacy, you cannot create a legacy in six months, that's an illusion. But you can do a decent work in six months. So, let me conclude in a way which is probably a bit unexpected for some. Few people had high expectations when we started our Presidency, most people expected us to be in between somewhere. Well, surprise, I took the laudatio from Donald and Jean-Claude very serious and the fact that Romanian Presidency concluded more than 90 legislative files, you know how much have been concluded in other presidencies is an indication not only of the intensity and the quantity of the work, but also of the quality. Because we have partners, negotiators and institutions with high standards and so, our team, the Romanian team, managed something unexpected and this is why I said that the Romanian Presidency was surprising because it performed way better that expected. So, if we may define this as a legacy that Romania is actually way better than its image, then this is a good legacy," External link

stiripesurse Friday, June 21, 2019 4:50:00 PM CEST

Klaus Iohannis said: "The Strategic Agenda that we have adopted reflects entirely the 10 commitments we agreed upon at the Sibiu Summit, the spirit of Sibiu as I call it. The key aim now is to remain united, determined and effective in our efforts to implement this Agenda and achieve results for all. Romania is strongly committed in this respect. I particularly welcome that the main priorities and lines of action identified in the Strategic Agenda reflect our common vision for the future of the Union. This is a clear sign of unity and cohesion," External link

stiripesurse Friday, June 21, 2019 4:50:00 PM CEST

Klaus Iohannis said: "Recently, the Council formally adopted a number of significant legislative files concluded under the Romanian Presidency, in relation to the Banking Union, the improvement of labour and social rights, the deepening of the Single Market, the decarbonisation of transport and the further enhancing of the Digital Europe. This is Europe at its best and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all Member States, and the European institutions for their support and for their constructive approach that allowed the Romanian Presidency to conclude a significant number of important legislative initiatives," External link

stiripesurse Friday, June 21, 2019 4:50:00 PM CEST

Klaus Iohannis pointed out: "The Presidency has worked intensively and I am pleased that this hard work and progress are acknowledged in the conclusions of the European Council," External link

stiripesurse Friday, June 21, 2019 4:50:00 PM CEST

Klaus Iohannis said: "I would like to conclude by saying that I welcome the fact that upon my request, the leaders agreed to have a reference to the Republic of Moldova in the conclusions. In my opinion, the agreement of the leaders to strengthen the EU support for the Republic of Moldova by concrete measures is very important," External link

stiripesurse Friday, June 21, 2019 4:50:00 PM CEST

Klaus Iohannis added: "For us it is very important as it was the first Presidency," External link

stiripesurse Friday, June 21, 2019 4:50:00 PM CEST

Jean Claude Juncker detto: "Sono impressionato da ciò che è stato raggiunto nei sei mesi di presidenza rumena del Consiglio Ue" External link

agenzianova Friday, June 21, 2019 3:55:00 PM CEST

Donald Tusk detto: "A Sibiu ho incontrato migliaia di veri europei, mi sono commosso" External link

agenzianova Friday, June 21, 2019 3:55:00 PM CEST

Donald Tusk said: "I met thousand of true Europeans on the streets in Sibiu. I was really, really moved," External link

stiripesurse Friday, June 21, 2019 2:48:00 PM CEST

Donald Tusk stated: "I visited also this huge and amazing painting collection in Sibiu. My feeling was that we could touch the essence of Europe in Sibiu, [...] because of culture, because of hospitality. Sometimes it's more important than our procedures and legislation," External link

stiripesurse Friday, June 21, 2019 2:48:00 PM CEST

Mario Centeno aggiunto: "Molti Paesi si sono uniti all'idea relativa all'urgenza di completare il programma Ue di garanzia sui depositi. Abbiamo un mandato del 2019, che al momento e' a meta' strada e dovra' essere completato tramite il gruppo di lavoro di alto livello. Sara' necessario comprendere cosa significa completare il sistema di un'unione bancaria Ue. Nel secondo semestre continueremo il nostro lavoro su questo e sono molto soddisfatto per il supporto ricevuto durante il summit europeo. Ci abbiamo dedicato molto impegno" External link

milanofinanza Friday, June 21, 2019 2:02:00 PM CEST

Mario Centeno risposto: "il piano che riguarda lo strumento di bilancio non e' ancora sul tavolo. Tuttavia, nella mia lettera c'e' il mandato per presentare delle soluzioni su questo. Certamente sara' uno dei compiti che porteremo avanti nel secondo semestre" External link

milanofinanza Friday, June 21, 2019 2:02:00 PM CEST

Mario Centeno concluso: "il piano che riguarda lo strumento di bilancio non e' ancora sul tavolo. Tuttavia, nella mia lettera c'e' il mandato per presentare delle soluzioni su questo. Certamente sara' uno dei compiti che porteremo avanti nel secondo semestre" External link

milanofinanza Friday, June 21, 2019 2:02:00 PM CEST

Jean Claude Juncker concluso: "Durante il summit, abbiamo affrontato la questione della Brexit. Non c'e' nulla di nuovo da segnalare, poiche' abbiamo ribadito all'unanimita' che non ci saranno ulteriori negoziati sull'accordo di ritiro dell'Uk dall'Ue" External link

milanofinanza Friday, June 21, 2019 2:02:00 PM CEST

Giuseppe Conte detto: "Dobbiamo riuscire a evitare la procedura sul debito, ho già dimostrato di essere un tipo molto determinato anche con le procedura e continuerò a dimostrarlo. E' una situazione difficile, ma confido nel 'fair play' di tutti coloro che si siedono attorno al tavolo, confido nella soluzione possibile" External link

rainews Friday, June 21, 2019 11:11:00 AM CEST

Ludovic Orban told (about Klaus Iohannis): "The fact that they talk about the possibility that the President of Romania Klaus Iohannis could fill a position so important as the presidency of the European Council shows very clearly the reputation he is enjoying, his European recognition, the fact that a trustworthiness exists in the ability of the President of Romania to cover such a job. I'm confident that the president is mature enough, has the ability to make high analysis so that he makes the decision in this case. (...) Obviously I wish for President Klaus Iohannis be our candidate to the Presidency of Romania, yet for Romania the presence of president Iohannis in the position of European Council president would bring many opportunities and Romania's president would have the occasion to represent Romania and help Romania very much from this position," External link

stiripesurse Friday, June 21, 2019 8:45:00 AM CEST

Klaus Iohannis said: "The results we have achieved are excellent. Meanwhile, everyone has realised that. We had, of course, the Sibiu Summit, which has been a success recognised as thus by everyone, but we also have very good results for the files under consideration. The very large number of files that have been successfully closed under the Romanian presidency shows that we have very good people here in Brussels, who have managed to steer these files to closure. This was less expected, but there is more reason for us to say that this presidency was excellent," External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 21, 2019 3:48:00 AM CEST

Klaus Iohannis added: "And we will certainly find many points that obviously come from what was mentioned in the Sibiu Declaration," External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 21, 2019 3:48:00 AM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă said: "The Romanian presidency of the Council of the European Union is approaching its end. The forthcoming Finnish presidency has already taken over the majority of the European Council's formats. We have successfully fulfilled the mandate and objectives we had set to. By the efforts of the governmental team, we have proved our ability to manage complex files and make beneficial decisions for European citizens, some with greater public impact and visibility, others less publicised but equally important. The provisional overall balance at this point, given that our activity continues, is a substantial one," External link

stiripesurse Thursday, June 20, 2019 6:34:00 PM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă said: "The Romanian presidency of the Council of the European Union has also recently drawn up and presented a revised negotiating box for the future of the European Union's long-term budget that was discussed at a European Council meeting on June 18. I will present the final results in an official European framework, at a plenary session of the European Parliament in early July," External link

stiripesurse Thursday, June 20, 2019 6:34:00 PM CEST

Klaus Iohannis said: "The results we have achieved are excellent. Meanwhile, everyone has realised that. We had, of course, the Sibiu Summit, which has been a success recognised as thus by everyone, but we also have very good results for the files under consideration. The very large number of files that have been successfully closed under the Romanian presidency shows that we have very good people here in Brussels, who have managed to steer these files to closure. This was less expected, but there is more reason for us to say that this presidency was excellent," External link

stiripesurse Thursday, June 20, 2019 6:34:00 PM CEST

Klaus Iohannis added: "And we will certainly find many points that obviously come from what was mentioned in the Sibiu Declaration," External link

stiripesurse Thursday, June 20, 2019 6:34:00 PM CEST

Dimitris Avramopoulos посочи: "Трябва да работим заедно по отношение на граничния контрол, сигурността и миграцията. През последните години постигнахме важен напредък" External link

faktor Thursday, June 20, 2019 3:02:00 PM CEST

Michael Cramer macht: "Für Ryanair war irgendwann alles höhere Gewalt" External link

zeit Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:31:00 PM CEST

Michael Cramer sagt: "Für Ryanair war irgendwann alles höhere Gewalt" External link

zeit Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:31:00 PM CEST

Henryk Kowalczyk said: “it will help to drastically improve air quality in Poland and tackle the problem of smog, especially in areas where smog is the worst problem” External link

euractiv-en Thursday, June 20, 2019 9:02:00 AM CEST

Marc Lemaitre warns: “certainly […] does not qualify for contributions from the Cohesion Policy Funds” External link

euractiv-en Thursday, June 20, 2019 9:02:00 AM CEST

Marc Lemaitre concludes: “I believe that without substantial changes and full commitment of the Polish side, we will not be able to establish a functioning instrument before the beginning of the heating season this year,” “This constitutes a substantial reputational risk for the Commission and the World Bank” External link

euractiv-en Thursday, June 20, 2019 9:02:00 AM CEST

Mugur Isarescu : „Chibzuit e să-ți pui casa în ordine înainte să vină furtuna! Trei reguli esențiale” External link

ziaruldevrancea Thursday, June 20, 2019 8:22:00 AM CEST

Bassam Radi said: “It was planned that both presidents would review the two countries’ accomplishments from the perspective of Romania’s presidency of the EU Council and Egypt’s presidency of the African Union,” External link

ahram-weekly Thursday, June 20, 2019 5:08:00 AM CEST

Bassam Radi said (about علي عيسى): “Al-Sisi’s official visit mirrors the bilateral relationship’s soundness, as well as the fact that Egypt, which plays an eminent role in ensuring regional stability and security, is one of Romania’s long-established friends,” External link

ahram-weekly Thursday, June 20, 2019 5:08:00 AM CEST

George Ciamba said: "Discussions at today's meeting reflected the progress made this half-year, thus being a coherent basis for the forthcoming Finnish Presidency of the EU Council to pursue these efforts with the aim of facilitating an operational agreement at the time deemed appropriate by the EU heads of state or government," External link

agerpres-en Thursday, June 20, 2019 4:33:00 AM CEST

Dimitris Avramopoulos посочи: "Трябва да работим заедно по отношение на граничния контрол, сигурността и миграцията. През последните години постигнахме важен напредък" External link

24chasa Wednesday, June 19, 2019 7:00:00 PM CEST

Dimitris Avramopoulos посочи: "Трябва да работим заедно по отношение на граничния контрол, сигурността и миграцията. През последните години постигнахме важен напредък" External link

business-bg Wednesday, June 19, 2019 6:45:00 PM CEST

Abdel Fattah al Sissi pointed out: “I underscored the importance of international efforts to handle the danger of terrorism,” External link

nineoclock Wednesday, June 19, 2019 5:19:00 PM CEST

Klaus Iohannis said: “I pleaded for the diversification of trade and the stimulation of mutual investments in fields such as IT, tourism, energy, industry, civil constructions and infrastructure. I expressed my conviction that the recent round of the Mixed Committee for Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation, which took place in Cairo in February this year, played an important role in the development of economic and sectoral cooperation between our countries,” External link

nineoclock Wednesday, June 19, 2019 5:19:00 PM CEST

Klaus Iohannis stated: “Romania has always been, from a bilateral standpoint and in the last 12 years as an EU member state, a friend and backer of Egypt, including by supporting the implementation of EU assistance programmes. Romania strongly supports the consolidation of the EU-Egypt partnership in all its components. This partnership is important for the stability and prosperity of the Mediterranean, the Middle East and Africa, but obviously of Europe too,” External link

nineoclock Wednesday, June 19, 2019 5:19:00 PM CEST

Klaus Iohannis added: “This visit is part of the intense high-level dialogue we have had lately, being our third interaction in 6 months, and I’m convinced that this energetic rhythm will stimulate our bilateral relationship on all relevant levels. After 113 years of diplomatic relations, our relationship is very solid, Egypt being one of Romania’s traditional friends in the Middle East and Africa,” External link

nineoclock Wednesday, June 19, 2019 5:19:00 PM CEST

Esther Lynch said: “There is serious work to be done to improve trade union rights in many European countries – including within the European Union” External link

ETUC Wednesday, June 19, 2019 4:59:00 PM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă said: “We have all been able to witness a real economic revival in the bilateral relationship in the last period, with many successful projects that have helped the French-Romanian trade to exceed 9 billion euro last year. In this particular context, I would like to welcome the presence of the French investments in Romania, which are proof that Romania is a good place for the business environment. France is the fifth foreign investor in Romania today. There are over 3,000 French enterprises generating around 120,000 direct jobs, France currently ranks third among the countries of destination of Romanian products and sixth among the countries of origin of imports. However, I can say that the potential of the business environment is still high, and you are still welcome and I encourage you to invest in Romania,” External link

nineoclock Wednesday, June 19, 2019 3:46:00 PM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă said: “For the year 2019, economic growth is at 5.5 percent of GDP, given the recovery of the services and investments sector. These are realistic estimates, confirmed by the recent data made public by Eurostat and INS [the National Institute of Statistics], which places Romania on the second place in terms of economic growth at the EU level in the first quarter of this year. These are figures that encourage us to continue on this path – supporting public investment and stimulating private projects,” External link

nineoclock Wednesday, June 19, 2019 3:46:00 PM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă said: “We are very well placed in the renewable energy sector. Another area that has seen a significant growth is that of new technologies, where the digital and IT services sectors occupy a central place, and here I emphasize that Romania has the second fastest internet connection in Europe. The telecommunications infrastructure is also at a very good level. Here are just a few examples that make Romania an attractive country for investments,” External link

nineoclock Wednesday, June 19, 2019 3:46:00 PM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă added: “During the term of the Romanian Presidency at the EU Council, we are strongly committed alongside France to contributing to the strengthening of the European project, to convergence and socio-economic cohesion, as well as to deepening integration within the EU,” External link

nineoclock Wednesday, June 19, 2019 3:46:00 PM CEST

Carmen Dan detto: "Oggi abbiamo un ampio incontro tra rappresentanti dell'Ue e degli Stati Uniti in materia di applicazione della legge. È un dialogo che si svolge nel coordinamento della presidenza romena, una delle ultime attività che organizziamo nel nostro mandato. Discuteremo applicato nel campo della sicurezza. Sono soddisfatto della presenza dei tre commissari europei: quello alla Sicurezza, Julian King, quello per la Giustizia Vera Jourova, quello per l'immigrazione Dimitris Avramopoulos. Inoltre, abbiamo un ottimo scambio di informazioni con i dipartimenti Usa, l'Fbi. Spero che quello di oggi sia un incontro costruttivo" External link

agenzianova Wednesday, June 19, 2019 1:30:00 PM CEST

Vĕra Jourová affermato: "È un incontro molto importante che organizziamo ogni semestre per discutere di argomenti di interesse comune con gli Stati Uniti. È molto importante rafforzare i legami Ue-Usa nel campo della sicurezza e della cooperazione nel campo della giustizia penale. Affrontiamo problemi molto simili, se non identici, quindi è normale voler rafforzare la cooperazione " External link

agenzianova Wednesday, June 19, 2019 1:30:00 PM CEST

Ana Birchall said: "Romania attaches great importance to the law enforcement cooperation with the US, which, along with the economic and security dimension are priority themes from the perspective of the Romania - US Strategic Partnership," External link

ziuanews Wednesday, June 19, 2019 12:59:00 PM CEST

Ana Birchall said: "Romania has exercised its term at the Presidency of the Council of the UE, aiming to be an honest mediator. Romania is a solid, reliable and trustworthy partner of the US in the field of justice and is committed to continuing its strategic partnership with US partners, pursuing the strengthening and development of bilateral judicial cooperation on crime, particularly in combating the most serious forms of crime. We hope that these files will be also continued after the end of Romania's mandate at the Presidency of the Council of the EU," External link

ziuanews Wednesday, June 19, 2019 12:59:00 PM CEST

Ana Birchall said: "Romania attaches great importance to the law enforcement cooperation with the US, which, along with the economic and security dimension are priority themes from the perspective of the Romania - US Strategic Partnership," External link

stiripesurse Wednesday, June 19, 2019 12:33:00 PM CEST

Ana Birchall said: "Romania has exercised its term at the Presidency of the Council of the UE, aiming to be an honest mediator. Romania is a solid, reliable and trustworthy partner of the US in the field of justice and is committed to continuing its strategic partnership with US partners, pursuing the strengthening and development of bilateral judicial cooperation on crime, particularly in combating the most serious forms of crime. We hope that these files will be also continued after the end of Romania's mandate at the Presidency of the Council of the EU," External link

stiripesurse Wednesday, June 19, 2019 12:33:00 PM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă affirmed: "Definitely, this vote and the support of my colleagues give me responsibility towards them, first of all. The fact that they actually lived this moment, that they got involved, that many of them sat in the hall, that they stood by the Government's and the prime minister's side, I cannot disregard that. As for my candidacy for the presidential elections, I have said it, I do not want to run for the presidency, but I will back the person who will be the best placed in the polls. I will stand by the candidate, woman or man, that we will have. I think it is best I backed a candidate and that the party chairperson is not the one to run," External link

stiripesurse Wednesday, June 19, 2019 11:03:00 AM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă said: "The party's chairperson is actually the one who closes the ranks behind the presidential candidate so we have maximum chances," External link

stiripesurse Wednesday, June 19, 2019 11:03:00 AM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă said: "It is not a sign of weakness, it is a sign to show realism and we have to go with the one who has the greatest chance. I do not know if I have the greatest chance. Maybe they are colleagues in the party, maybe we are thinking of people outside the party who have far more chances We need to see how to maximize the outcome, how we get a result as much as possible, and we must not take the patterns of the past, we need to see what benefits us now and how we can look into the future," External link

stiripesurse Wednesday, June 19, 2019 11:03:00 AM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă said: "No, definitely not. I will not condition the two things, but I start from the premise that it is good for the party chair to be the head of the Executive, as well, because we have had this experience in which the party chairperson was not prime minister and we have seen, we are at the third government. I am a person of balance and consensus, but if my colleagues decide this, I will submit myself to the majority," External link

stiripesurse Wednesday, June 19, 2019 11:03:00 AM CEST

George Ciamba said: “Romania is now trying to find the way, that would be engaging, constructive and in the same time would keep the strategic balance and strategic importance of the Western Balkan for Europe. The stability of the region is a strategic interest of the Union,” External link

euractiv-en Wednesday, June 19, 2019 8:24:00 AM CEST

Tomáš Petříček said: “It is necessary to send a clear message that these two countries did a plenty of reforms and fulfilled a lot of conditions demanded by the EU. Now it is our turn to keep with the promise and start with the accession talks,” External link

euractiv-en Wednesday, June 19, 2019 8:24:00 AM CEST

George Ciamba commented: “We cannot ignore the domestic political situation and it is influencing the assessing of some member states. We hope that the period till October can change their opinion,” External link

euractiv-en Wednesday, June 19, 2019 8:24:00 AM CEST

Johannes Hahn added: “This is also a kind of wake-up call for everybody in Albania, government and also opposition,” External link

euractiv-en Wednesday, June 19, 2019 8:24:00 AM CEST

George Ciamba said: "Discussions at today’s meeting reflected the progress made this half-year, thus being a coherent basis for the forthcoming Finnish Presidency of the EU Council to pursue these efforts with the aim of facilitating an operational agreement at the time deemed appropriate by the EU heads of state or government," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, June 19, 2019 3:27:00 AM CEST

Petre Daea told: "It has been a huge responsibility for me to lead the council's meetings in the first half of 2019. With the technical teams of the member states, in a continuous, responsible and necessary work, we have taken important steps in legislating the Common Agricultural Policy and the Common Fisheries Policy. Today, at the end of the Romanian tenure, there is an encouraging outcome, which is reflected in 10 closed agriculture and fisheries files. All the work I carried out was subordinated to the legitimate interests of European Union farmers, who had been expecting and kept expecting new decisions from us, that they can easily use in the concrete work of these food makers in Europe and beyond," External link

ziuanews Tuesday, June 18, 2019 9:09:00 PM CEST

George Ciamba said: "Discussions at today's meeting reflected the progress made this half-year, thus being a coherent basis for the forthcoming Finnish Presidency of the EU Council to pursue these efforts with the aim of facilitating an operational agreement at the time deemed appropriate by the EU heads of state or government," External link

ziuanews Tuesday, June 18, 2019 9:09:00 PM CEST

Екатерина Захариева каза: "Съжалявам, че днес не бе възможно да вземем решение за започване на преговори с Република Северна Македония и Албания, но вярвам, че това ще се случи най-късно през октомври, защото трябва да отговорим адекватно на усилията, които двете страни полагат за реализирането на необходимите реформи" External link

Dnevnik-BG Tuesday, June 18, 2019 6:02:00 PM CEST

Екатерина Захариева посочва: "Само надеждната перспектива за членство в ЕС и прилагането на европейските ценности ще гарантират стабилността, сигурността и просперитета на региона" External link

Dnevnik-BG Tuesday, June 18, 2019 6:02:00 PM CEST

Andrew Doyle concluded: “Nevertheless, the progress report represents a good basis on which to continue the work, and I wish the Finnish presidency, under the guidance of Minister Jari Leppӓ, every success in this regard over the coming months,” External link

agriland Tuesday, June 18, 2019 5:32:00 PM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă told: "It was an action-packed period in which all ministers of the Cabinet, the team of specialists and the Romanian Representation in Brussels deployed important efforts, commended by our European partners. We had and continue to have a busy agenda, with particular attention being paid to subjects of interest for the entire Union, such as the reflection process on the future of the EU, the multiannual financial framework post-2020, the future strategic agenda. Romania has important achievements, and I would like to mention three relevant aspects to the work of our rotating presidency. First, we placed back on the European agenda the idea of cohesion as a European value. We have advocated for this idea to stay clear and included in the European Union's policies and resources, as that is the fundamental of the European integration process. Secondly, over 100 legislative files are closed, which is a tremendous outcome acknowledged as such by the European institutions. Romania has proven not only that it can manage the Presidency, but that it can do so at a very high level. Last but not least, we have been able to advance considerably the social agenda and the reduction of inequalities, which many European Union member states face," External link

stiripesurse Tuesday, June 18, 2019 5:19:00 PM CEST

Viorica Dăncilă said: “The Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union has been closely linked to the fundamental European values of cohesion, including the acceptance and promotion of these values within an ever-changing Union. We talked about fundamental values – unity, tolerance, understanding, solidarity – in a context influenced by the withdrawal of the UK from the EU. We addressed issues such as migration, integration, inclusiveness, even against the background of an electoral campaign marked by multiple messages ranging from the pro-European to the populist ones. As regards the fundamental values we referred to, democracy, freedom, human rights and respect for human dignity, the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU has set as its essential objective the promotion of the effective fight against racism, intolerance, xenophobia, populism, anti-Semitism and the discouragement of hate speech,” External link

nineoclock Tuesday, June 18, 2019 11:47:00 AM CEST

Karmenu Vella said: “The proposed EMFF offers better ways of helping young fishermen than buying them a 24-meter vessel,” External link

euractiv-en Tuesday, June 18, 2019 8:57:00 AM CEST

Marius Constantin sottolinea: ''La direttiva risponde alla comparsa di nuove forme di lavoro'' External link

citynews Monday, June 17, 2019 1:53:00 PM CEST

Peter Liese sagte: "Ich finde es beschämend, dass der Rat die Frage auf die lange Bank schiebt" External link

oe24 Thursday, June 6, 2019 10:31:00 PM CEST

Peter Liese sagte: „Ich finde es beschämend, dass der Rat die Frage auf die lange Bank schiebt“ External link

bild Thursday, June 6, 2019 6:46:00 PM CEST

Jean Claude Juncker powiedział: "Naszym zdaniem, na podstawie obiektywnej oceny, Macedonia Północna jest gotowa na kolejny krok. Dlatego proponuję Radzie rozpoczęcie negocjacji akcesyjnych " External link

forsal Tuesday, June 4, 2019 7:51:00 PM CEST

Cristian Diaconescu refere: "Havia algumas mensagens, havia algumas atitudes - antieuropeias - surpreendentemente vindas da liderança política do país. E elas falharam. Elas não conseguiram obter o apoio necessário da opinião pública. Então, a mensagem é clara: para a Roménia e para os romenos, o projeto da União Europeia significa exatamente o que precisamos e o que consideramos ser o principal local para a Europa no futuro" External link

euronews-pt Thursday, May 30, 2019 6:16:00 PM CEST

Vlad Petreanu explica: "A maioria dos romenos sente-se realmente europeia. Temos uma emigração muito, muito forte - alguns dizem que há 5 milhões de cidadãos romenos que trabalham no estrangeiro, a maioria na Europa ocidental. Mentalmente, penso que a maioria dos romenos pensa, acredita e sente-se como europeia. O problema tem sido com os governos " External link

euronews-pt Thursday, May 30, 2019 6:16:00 PM CEST

Jørgen Blazejewicz siger: - Jeg synes, man er nødt til at regulere de ulve, som generer mennesker. Hvis man er chikaneret af dem, hvis de lusker rundt, hvor man bor eller tager husdyr, så må man regulere, External link

DRNyheder Sunday, May 19, 2019 11:33:00 AM CEST

Erik Poulsen siger: - Problemet med ulve er, at de angriber vores husdyr, der går ude og græsser. De få ulve, som er kommet, har skabt en frygtelig ravage. Derfor skal man give husdyrholderne lov til at forsvare deres dyr, External link

DRNyheder Sunday, May 19, 2019 11:33:00 AM CEST

Margrete Auken siger: - Vi har sådan brug for vores naturdirektiver, og jeg er så glad for, at de arter, der har det dårligt, er beskyttede af vores europæiske direktiver. Man kan ikke indrette sig i naturen og så bede naturen om at holde op med at være natur, External link

DRNyheder Sunday, May 19, 2019 11:33:00 AM CEST

Margrete Auken siger: - Jeg vil sørge for, at vores naturdirektiver bliver styrket. Vi har ikke råd til at slække på beskyttelsen af vores natur – så må vi passe på de får på en anden måde. Hvis man har så mange får gående frit, så sæt dog et menneske til at passe på dem, External link

DRNyheder Sunday, May 19, 2019 11:33:00 AM CEST

Erik Poulsen siger: - Der er rigtig mange mennesker, som flytter på landet for at have får, køer og heste, og som føler, at deres livsdrøm nu er truet. Så for de mennesker, som har ulvene tæt på, er det et stort problem. Men jeg kan godt forstå, at hvis man bor på tredje sal inde i Valby, så kan det være svært at se, hvad ulven kan gøre. Men herude på landet er ulven altså en trussel mod økologi og naturpleje, External link

DRNyheder Sunday, May 19, 2019 11:33:00 AM CEST

Lars Løkkes siger: - Vi har gjort meget i EU, og sammen med de danske stramninger er det årsagen til, at vi har det laveste antal flygtninge i Danmark i cirka ti år. Men vi er ikke i mål, External link

DRNyheder Thursday, May 9, 2019 10:49:00 AM CEST

Lars Løkke Rasmussen siger: - Vi har gjort meget i EU, og sammen med de danske stramninger er det årsagen til, at vi har det laveste antal flygtninge i Danmark i cirka ti år. Men vi er ikke i mål, External link

DRNyheder Thursday, May 9, 2019 10:49:00 AM CEST

Lars Løkkes siger: - Hvis vi ser på de 20 største techgiganter i verden, så er det ingen af dem, der er europæiske. De er amerikanske eller kinesiske, og vi skal passe på, at resten af verden ikke løber fra os, External link

DRNyheder Thursday, May 9, 2019 10:49:00 AM CEST

Lars Løkke Rasmussen siger: - Hvis vi ser på de 20 største techgiganter i verden, så er det ingen af dem, der er europæiske. De er amerikanske eller kinesiske, og vi skal passe på, at resten af verden ikke løber fra os, External link

DRNyheder Thursday, May 9, 2019 10:49:00 AM CEST

Judith Sargentini zegt: "Na alles wat er is gebeurd kunnen we nu niet met een Fransman thuis komen" External link

omroep Thursday, April 4, 2019 6:10:00 PM CEST

Judith Sargentini zegt: "We laten ons niet gijzelen door de Roemenen" External link

omroep Thursday, April 4, 2019 6:10:00 PM CEST

Rina Ronja Kari siger: – Vedtages det her vil det betyder en udhuling af vores kollektive og solidariske dagpengesystem. Vi skal derfor holde godt fast i, at forslaget skal skrottes fuldstændig, External link

folkebevaegelsen Monday, April 1, 2019 6:01:00 PM CEST

Donald Tusk написал: "Возможно, я старомоден, но я до сих пор верю, что судьи, а не политики, решают, кто виноват и кто невиновен" External link

pravda-ua-ru Friday, February 8, 2019 8:16:00 AM CET

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