The speech concerning the State of the Union, made by President of the European Commission, Jean Claude Juncker, "strengthens the need for consensus around Romania's Presidency of the Council of the European Union", the Minister Delegate for European Affairs, Victor Negrescu declared on Wednesday in a press release.
"We appreciate the constant commitment, of both Mr. Juncker personally, highlighted with this occasion, and the entire European Commission, for achieving a more efficient Union in obtaining concrete results for all European citizens", the Minister-Delegate said.
According to the quoted source, this approach "is in concordance with the vision and objectives that Romania aims to promote during its Presidency of the EU Council in the first half of next year."
"We fully share the vision according to which we need a united, strong Europe, one of solidarity. For Romania, as a member state which will soon exercise its Presidency of the EU Council, included, the unity of member states represents an essential premise in both managing internal and external challenges, as well as shaping the future of the European Union in such a manner that will answer its citizens' expectations," underlined the Minister-Delegate for European Affairs, Victor Negrescu.
The Minister-Delegate reiterated the support for the vision of the European Commission's President that focuses on interconnection, on eliminating East-West and North-South divisions and all existing barriers, in order to create a unitary space, of growth, competitiveness and cohesion at the level of the entire Union.
According to Negrescu, Romania welcomes the Commission's intention of using the context of the European elections next year and of the informal European Summit that Romania will be hosting in Sibiu, to continue implementing decisions and measures that will prove to the citizens the Union's capacity of fulfilling its commitments towards them.
The quoted document says that in the perspective of the Presidency of the European Union Council, Romania "supports a citizen-oriented, cohesion-correlated policy, an elementary value of the European construction" and "is ready to assume its role as an impartial mediator and to manage the agenda of the EU Council in a manner that will facilitate consensus."