EC President Jean-Claude Juncker to participate for the first time in Three Seas Initiative Summit
President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker will attend for the first time the Three Seas Initiative Summit on Monday and Tuesday in Bucharest, the Representation of the European Commission to Romania informs on Friday.
President Juncker will deliver a speech at the plenary sitting of the summit, called "An Initiative which delivers - key projects in energy, transport, digital interconnections. The Three Seas Initiative as catalyst for the cohesion and convergence of the EU and for the strengthening of the transatlantic link," on Tuesday, September 18. The European Commissioner Corina Cretu will accompany the President and will participate in the Business Forum to be organized in the margins of the Summit.
The Summit aims to achieve concrete progresses in increasing interconnection in the region, in three main fields - energy, transportation and digital. In this respect, representatives of the participating EU member states, located between the Black Sea, the Baltic Sea and the Adriatic Sea, as well as their guests will discuss concrete ways for boosting connectivity in the region, increasing convergence, cohesion and EU unity, as well as strengthening transatlantic ties.
The Three Seas Initiative (3SI) is a flexible political platform launched in 2015, which included the 12 EU member states located between the Adriatic Sea, the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. AGERPRES (RO - editor: Mariana Ionescu; EN - author: Cristina Zaharia, editor: Rodica State)