Following the confirmation of the Romanian President, Klaus Iohannis, to appoint Viorica Dancila as new Prime Minister, the S&D Group leader, Gianni Pittella, stated:
“The S&D Group congratulates Viorica Dancila for having been appointed new Prime Minister of Romania. We are certain that the nomination of a highly professional, reliable and competent woman, with a great attachment to the European and progressive values, is the right way forward for Romania and for Europe.
“We welcome that Dancila and the Romanian Social-Democrats have placed Europe at very core of their mandate. In view of the next challenging European elections in 2019, we count on the Romanian presidency to deliver tangible and swift answers to the EU citizens. We stand together for a better and progressive Europe.”