Deputy Speaker of the Deputies' Chamber Florin Iordache on Monday stated that Romania's main objective, to be achieved through debates and the documents adopted on the parliamentary dimension of the presidency of the Council of European Union, is to obtain concrete results for the citizens.
President of the Senate Calin Popescu-Tariceanu pleaded for the defence and strengthening of cohesion at the level of the entire European Union, and underscored the European Parliament's (EP) role in the cooperation at the level of the EU and its institutions.
Chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL) Ludovic Orban believes that, in the context of the vote in the European Parliament regarding the rule of law mechanism, the Social Democratic Party (PSD) shows that it wants to maintain the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) and further fraud the EU funds, as well as block the accession to Schengen.
Prime Minister Viorica Dancila deemed as "totally inappropriate" the speech of President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group in the European Parliament Guy Verhofstadt held on Tuesday, in the context in which the head of the Romanian executive presented at the plenary session in Strasbourg the priorities of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU.
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.
Prime Minister Viorica Dancila will present on Tuesday the priorities of the Romanian Presidency to the Council of the European Union, in Strasbourg, at the plenary session of the European Parliament, according to a press release issued on Sunday evening for AGERPRES.
Romania's presidency's priorities at European Union's Council and the assessment of the Austrian presidency's outcomes along with the rules of freezing EU funding to the member states that are meddling with the courts of law or take no measures against fraud and corruption, are included on the agenda of the first plenary session of the European Parliament due 14-
Bulgaria's national Ombudswoman Maya Manolova has sent a letter to the European Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly requesting assistance in connection with the controversial legislative amendments to the Mobility Package 1, also known as the Macron plan, which are considered as detrimental to Bulgarian road hauliers, the press office of the Ombudsman said on 11th of January, reports BNT.
France has worked very closely and trustfully with the Romanian authorities during the preparations for the takeover of the EU Presidency, and holding the helm of the Council of the European Union means being at the center of Europeans' attention, French European Affairs Minister Nathalie Loiseau said in an interview with AGERPRES.