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Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă’s participation in the summit of Heads of Government of the Central and Eastern European states that joined the European Union after May 1, 2004

Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă met with the Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki


Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă met today, May 1, 2019, with her Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki on the sidelines of the anniversary meeting of Prime Ministers of the Central and Eastern European states that joined the European Union after May 1, 2004.

The Head of the Polish Government praised the results of the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council and in this context, asked for our country’s cooperation to foster the development of a European policy in support of SMEs.

The Romanian Prime Minister underlined the importance of a declaration adopted at the Warsaw Summit, voicing her belief that it will significantly contribute to shaping the future of the European Union.

The two leaders also addressed issues related to the EU’s multiannual financial framework, the cohesion policy and the common agricultural policy. The Romanian Prime Minister emphasized the importance of all policies promoted at EU level, which must be found in the multiannual financial framework.

The two Prime Ministers also addressed aspects of the macro-regional development of common interest, referring to the Three Seas Initiative and the Via Carpatia project.

As regards bilateral cooperation, Prime Minister Dăncilă and her Polish counterpart hailed the benefits of the first round of Romanian –Polish intergovernmental consultations held in Warsaw, on May 25, 2018. The Head of the Bucharest Executive pointed to the added value that this type of consultations has generated in the bilateral relations. Prime Minister reaffirmed the Romanian Government’s intention to organize a second round, in this format, in Bucharest in the second half of this year, complete with an economic forum.

Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă advocated adding more substance to the economic cooperation between the two countries, arguing for an increase in the volume of bilateral trade and an increase in Polish investments in Romania and Romanian investments in Poland. Prime Minister reiterated the interest of the Romanian Government in organizing a Romania - Poland Business Forum in Bucharest as part of the next round of bilateral intergovernmental consultations, and made known Romania’s determination to capitalize, in relation to Poland, on the opportunities generated by the results of the Bucharest Summit of the Third Seas Initiative. Prime Minister mentioned Romania's interest in expanding the bilateral legal framework, which would allow an in-depth interaction at the economic level.

The two Prime Ministers also addressed topical issues of international policy and agreed on boosting cooperation at the level of Defence Ministries.

The two officials agreed on a common schedule of bilateral events for the immediate future.


Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă’s participation in the summit of Heads of Government of the Central and Eastern European states that joined the European Union after May 1, 2004

Today, Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă participated in Warsaw, in the summit of Heads of Government of the Central and Eastern European states that joined the European Union after 2004.

Present at the conference were Heads of government, and their high representatives from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Cyprus, Croatia, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Slovenia, Hungary as well as the Vice President of the European Commission Jyrki Katainen.

In her address on this occasion, drawing the conclusions, Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă presented a stocktaking report of the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council. Prime Minister highlighted the completion of negotiations in a number of 90 legislative dossiers, some of which -very complex dossiers, such as: the Natural Gas Directive, The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market , Regulation establishing a European Labour Authority, the Consumer Package, the Legislative Package on Interoperability between EU Information Systems, the Regulation on the extension of the mandate of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency , the Banking Package, the Legislative Package on the Union of Capital Markets or the amendments to the Regulation on the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations.  

Speaking as representative of the EU Council Presidency, Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă stated that Romania will continue to be a supporter of the European project based on convergence, cohesion and solidarity between the Member States. Prime Minister advocated the need for all EU Member States to enjoy equal, non-discriminatory treatment according to the size of their territory or geographic location. In this regard, Prime Minister emphasized that Romania fulfills the technical criteria for joining the Schengen area and asked for a political decision to be made on this issue. Prime Minister Dăncilă also insisted on the importance of the common agricultural policy and the convergence of direct payments.

At the same time, the Romanian Prime Minister highlighted the beneficial effects of the EU enlargement and showed that this remains the best way to demonstrate the transforming power of the EU. In this context, Prime Minister reaffirmed Romania's support for the EU candidate and aspiring countries from the Western Balkans, promoting the principle of enlargement on the basis of their own merits.




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