AGERPRES special correspondent Daniel Florea reports: Prime Minister Viorica Dancila on Wednesday reiterated that Romania had met ever since 2011 the technical criteria for joining Schengen and underscored it was high time for the political decision to be one bringing Romania to the free movement space.
The head of the European People's Party Manfred Weber is coming to Athens on Wednesday for a two-day visit, which will also see European Parliament President Antonio Tajani coming to Greece.
Weber, who is running for the presidency of the European Commission, will be presenting his five-year economic plan for the bloc, which includes measures to create 5 million new jobs.
Combating terrorism is one of the priorities of the agenda of the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said on Wednesday at the official ceremony dedicated to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day organized by the European Jewish Congress, under the patronage of the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani.
Prime Minister Viorica Dancila will pay a working visit to Brussels on Wednesday and Thursday, aimed at presenting the priorities of Romania's Presidency at the Council of the European Union within the plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will run in the European Parliament election in May, he announced Thursday.
"At my lovely age, I've decided out of a sense of responsibility to head for Europe where there is a lack of deep thinking about the world," said Berlusconi, 82, in Sardinia on the first stop of his campaign tour, POLITICO EU reported.
Strasbourg, Jan 15 /Agerpres/ - The political decision to join the Schengen Area should be made until the end of the term of Romania's Presidency of the Council of the European Union, or even before the elections to the European Parliament, because this would boost confidence in the European Union, in Strasbourg, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila stated on Tuesday in Strasbourg.
Bulgaria's Transport Minister Rossen Zhelyazkov on 14th of January was in Strasbourg to meet with the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani to discuss the Mobility 1 package, reports BNT.
It will become clear between January 21st and 31st whether the Mobility 1 Package will be adopted.