It is an election campaign intended to catapult the winner into one of the EU's top jobs, but 445 million voters could be forgiven for not noticing.
Europe's largest political group, the centre-right European People's Party (EPP), will on Thursday choose their candidate to run the European Commission, the powerful executive that drafts and enforces EU law.
Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) chairman Kelemen Hunor said at the European People's Party (EPP) Congress in Helsinki that a strong European Union is needed in a global competition because the member states can only be successful together, and the European Union "needs to be rethought and strengthened," informs an UDMR press release issued for AGERPRES on Wednesday.
The President of the Senate, Calin Popescu Tariceanu, declared on Wednesday evening, that the leader of the European People's Party in the European Parliament, Manfred Weber, does not know the situation in Romania, after saying that he is "extremely worried about the situation in Romania".
Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, who is paying a visit to Brussels, met on Wednesday with co-chairs of the European Parliament's Greens-European Free Alliance (Greens-EFA) Franziska Maria Keller and Philippe Lamberts, whom she presented the political situation of Romania and the reform programme initiated by the Government.
Tsvetan Tsvetanov, the Deputy Chairperson of GERB (majority partner in the ruling coalition), has become a member of Europol Management Board. There he will represent the Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Group of the Agency. Tsvetanov's election to this position was made with full consensus by the delegations of all national parliaments and the European Parliament.