The President of the Senate, Calin Popescu-Tariceanu, stressed on Wednesday the importance Romania attaches to the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) and the opportunity to relaunch it, in the context of Romania's exercising the Presidency of EUSDR and of the EU Council according to Agerpres.The considerations were made on the occasion of his participation in the opening of the Third Trilateral Meeting of the Foreign Policy Committees of the Romanian Senate, the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria and the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, hosted by the Senate of Romania.
"The President of the Senate emphasized the special importance that Romania, as co-initiator, is granting to the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) and stressed the timeliness to relaunch it, especially in the context of Romania's simultaneous exercise of the Presidency of EUSDR and EU Council. Calin Popescu-Tariceanu mentioned that Romania will act in the next period to increase the degree of European cohesion, including by promoting a unitary approach on the two levels of responsibility: achieving the objectives of the EUSDR and adopting the EU Council Conclusions on the implementation of Macro-regional strategies," reads a Senate's release issued on Wednesday for AGERPRES.
The President of the Senate said the trilateral meeting reconfirms the wish of the three legislative bodies to regularly deepen the exchange of views and best practices, as well as to identify common solutions to the concerns that the three neighboring countries share.
At the same time, Tariceanu pointed out that the trilateral consultation format of the three countries by the Danube contributes to the enhancement of the regional cooperation profile and the visibility of the support of Romania and the Republic of Bulgaria for the European path of the Republic of Serbia.