European Council in Brussels

Day 3: Who works behind the back, Plenkovic against Merkel and "the Osaka deal"

EU leaders will try to reach compromise regarding the names of the future Chairman of European Commission, which is the main point of disagreement.
The President of European Council, EU Foreign Affairs Minister, and President of European Central Bank should also be elected at this point.

President Iohannis reconfirms in Brussels Romania's firm support for the Eastern Partnership

President Klaus Iohannis participated on Thursday and Friday in the meeting of the European Council in Brussels, context in which he presented the results of the Romanian Presidency at the EU Council and reconfirmed Romania's firm support for the Eastern Partnership.

Central Europe’s Populists Struggle to Repeat Orban’s Winning Formula

Babis' pragmatic - or hypocritical - approach to the EU looks likely to serve him well when Czechs vote May 24-25. Polls suggest his party will come first with about 25 per cent of the votes.

This result is all the more remarkable, given that this essentially one-man party has no real ideology, or content in terms of policies.

UPDATEPresident Iohannis asks PM Dancila to include Romanians' right protection on Gov't sitting agenda

President Klaus Iohannis sent a letter on Tuesday to Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, asking her to include on the agenda of the forthcoming Gov't sitting the topic of the protection of the rights and interests of Romanian citizens living in the United Kingdom.

Premier Boyko Borissov: Russia Must Release Ukrainian Sailors

Russia must release the Ukrainian sailors who were the detained at the Kerch Strait, Bulgaria's Premier Boyko Borissov said within the frameworks of the European Council in Brussels, reported the Bulgarian National Radio. 

This act will help a lot to resolve the crisis between Russia and Ukraine, Premier Borissov said and called on the two countries to sit at the negotiation table. 

President Iohannis: After certain disruptions, preparations for taking over EU Council presidency, in advanced stage

AGERPRES special correspondent Madalina Cerban reports: President Klaus Iohannis said in Brussels, that "after certain disruptions", the preparations for Romania's taking over the presidency of the Council of the European Union are "in an advanced stage".

President Iohannis: I have divergences in many areas with our Gov't,but not in preparing EU Council Presidency

AGERPRES special correspondent Florentina Peia reports: President Klaus Iohannis stated that things are moving in respect to the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, adding that he has divergences with the Government in may areas, but not in respect to preparing the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council.

President Iohannis says Romanians' rights are perfectly protected if Brexit withdrawal agreement gets endorsed

AGERPRES special correspondent Florentina Peia reports: President Klaus Iohannis stated the the draft agreement regarding the UK's withdrawal from the European Union is a very good one for Romania, adding that in the current form, the Romanians' rights are perfectly protected.