President Klaus Iohannis said on Tuesday he will do everything in his power to prevent democracy and the rule of law from being affected.
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"A good part of our efforts is now directed at the successful exercise of our country's Presidency of the Council of the EU. I was telling you at our meeting last year that in order for Romania's foreign and European policy to perform well, the Romanian state must remain one in which liberal democracy and the rule of law are fully consolidated, with an independent and effective justice. These considerations now that we hold the EU Council Presidency remain valid more than ever, and I assure you that I will do everything in my power as President for these values not to be affected. I assure you that regardless of the very dynamic scene of the Romanian domestic politics, which you know very well, in terms of European affairs, all the decision-makers of Romania will act in a unified manner and as efficiently as possible so that the Presidency of the EU Council be conducted in the best possible conditions," Iohannis said at his annual meeting with the heads of diplomatic missions accredited in Bucharest.