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Oettinger in Bucharest: Rule of law is key, we are expecting successful presidency of Romania of EU Council

European Commissioner Gunther Oettinger said on Tuesday that the rule of law is an important value of the European Union, showing that it expects Romania to have a successful presidency of the Council of the EU.

European Commissioner Cretu: Cohesion policy guarantees raising quality of life for European citizens

Cohesion policy is the guarantee of raising the quality of life for European citizens, with the results being visible also in Romania, which in the period since its EU accession has received European funds of over 45 billion euros for its own development, European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Cretu said Friday, ahead of a visit she will pay on Monday and Tuesday to Romania.

Oettinger: All of EU must help migrant recipient countries

All European Union countries need to help southern neighbors, where most migrants are arriving, European Commissioner Guenther Oettinger told reporters ahead of a mini-summit on migration in Brussels on Sunday.

EU Budget Commissioner Oettinger told reporters in Luxembourg on Friday that the Sunday meeting should serve as a "a reminder of the way towards European unity".

Karvounis appointed special advisor to EU Commissioner Moscovici

Panayiotis Karvounis, the former head of the European Commission's Representation in Athens, is appointed Special Advisor to Pierre Moscovici, the European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs.

The position is considered crucial due to the decisions the Commissioner has to coordinate in the next few months regarding Greece's issues.

Vera Jourova reiterates in EP plenary sitting call on transparency and consensus in justice laws amendments in Romania

AGERPRES special correspondent Ionut Mares reports: European Commissioner for Justice Vera Jourova reiterated on Wednesday in the European Parliament plenary sitting in Strasbourg the European Commission's call that Romania's Parliament open the debate on the modifications to the Justice laws in line with the recommendations of Brussels and obtain consensus.