Minister-delegate for European Affairs George Ciamba had meetings in Brussels on Tuesday with the Secretary General of the EU Council and the European Parliament Jeppe Tranholm-Mikkelsen and Klaus Welle, and EP Budget Committee Chairman Jean Arthuis whom he discussed to, the context in which the Presidency of Romania of the Council of the EU is due to unfold, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) informs in a press release.
According to the cited source, the talks with the European officials have highlighted the context in which the Presidency of Romania at the EU Council is due to unfold, marked by the Brexit process, the elections to the European Parliament, the finalization of the reflection process on the future of the Union and the negotiations on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027.
The Minister-delegate for European Affairs stressed the importance of close cooperation with all European institutions, highlighting, in context, the role of the European Parliament as a key partner in finalizing the negotiations of the files on the European agenda. In context, he pointed out that Romania will make efforts to facilitate the advancement of negotiations in the priority European files, in a joint effort to achieve results for the benefit of the entire Union.
In his discussions with Jeppe Tranholm-Mikkelsen, George Ciamba mentioned the importance of a close cooperation with the Secretariat-General in managing the practical aspects in the decision-making process generated by the specificity of the end of the European legislature.
During the discussions with Klaus Welle, the minister-delegate expressed the full availability of the forthcoming Romanian Presidency at the EU Council to contribute to the most substantial advancement of negotiations on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 in order to allow a timely agreement on this file.
Ciamba also pointed out in the dialogue with the EP representatives the importance of a constructive commitment on the part of all the member states, the European Parliament and the European Commission to facilitate a positive approach in this important file, from the perspective of the European elections, included.