Minister-delegate Negrescu: It’s finish line for communication, budgetary aspects of Romania’s EU Council presidency
Sep 11, 2018
Minister-delegate Negrescu: It’s finish line for communication, budgetary aspects of Romania’s EU Council presidency.
Romania's Minister-delegate for European Affairs Victor Negrescu said Tuesday that he was the preparation of the public communication elements and budgetary aspects of the Romanian presidency of the Council of the European Union have reached the finish line.
Negrescu chaired on September 10, 2018, a meeting of the communicators' network within the ministries and public bodies responsible for the forthcoming Romanian presidency of the Council of the European Union and a meeting of the budget task force dedicated to the Romanian term of office January 1 - June 30, 2019, according to a press statement released by the Romanian Foreign Ministry (MAE).
"The holding the presidency of the Council of the European Union entails a collective effort involving all ministries, as well as other public bodies, an obligation arising from its status as a member state, and it will be an important step toward Romania consolidating its European profile. We are aware that the success of a presidency depends, to a great extent, on the quality of the specialists involved, and the creation of networks of experts dedicated to communication and budget activities, whose activity has intensified in recent months, allows us to streamline the institutional efforts deployed by the public system for a successful completion of this tenure," MAE quotes Negrescu as saying.
Negrescu mentioned that, with the support of the communicators' network within the ministries and public bodies responsible for the forthcoming presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs organises monthly briefings on the preparations for and the holding of the office, as well as European affairs in general.
"The Romanian presidency of the Council of the European Union aims to show vision and innovation while remaining within the limits of the tradition of previous presidencies. We will make every effort and deploy all energy to close as many files as possible and under the best of circumstances, aiming for quality compromise formulas and timely reaching agreement. That is why it is necessary for the Romanian public to become aware of the value of this historical moment and to be aware of Romania's responsibilities as such," said Negrescu.
Romania will assume the six-month rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union on January 1, 2019. While in office, Romania will represent the Council of the European Union in dialogue with the other European institutions, in particular with the European Commission and the European Parliament, also working under close coordination with the president of the European Council in the decision-making process. AGERPRES (RO - author: Catalina Matei, editor: Mihai Simionescu; EN - author: Corneliu-Aurelian Colceriu, editor: Adina Panaitescu)
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