The differences existing between the countries located in the Danube macro-region can be annulled through a joint regional collaboration, Communication and Information Society Minister Alexandru Petrescu told a specialist conference on Wednesday.
"As of 1 November 2018, Romania took over the Presidency of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) form Bulgaria, which we are to exercise for 12 months. The Romanian Presidency of the EUSDR is being carried out under the slogan 'Strengthening cohesion for a common prosperity in the Danube Region.' This Presidency allows the promotion of projects of interest for Romania in the region. The Communication Ministry will organise, by October 2019, four events on thematic areas, within this Presidency. The first one is 'Digital Danube.' In my view, the differences between the countries of the Danube macro-region can be annulled through a joint collaboration. We will be able to integrate projects of the agriculture, environment, transport areas. There are extremely important files during the Presidency related to environment, transport and research. I am convinced that during the 12 months of holding the Presidency, we will have a clearer picture and we will be in a situation that Romania has to take advantage of," Petrescu stated.
Romania took over the Presidency of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region, on 1 November, for a one-year period, position that will allow it to allocate additional financial resources for the development of the potential which this region has.