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".
The Romanian economy continues to perform in the third quarter of this year, with the economic growth being by 1.9pct higher than in the second quarter of 2018, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said on Thursday in the opening of the Government's meeting.
The priorities of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the regional cooperation and the economic interconnection projects were among the topics tackled by Foreign Affairs Minister Teodor Melescanu during his meeting on Wednesday in Bucharest with representatives of the Foreign Affairs Committees of the National Assemblies of Bulgaria and Serbia.
President Klaus Iohannis said on Wednesday that the Supreme Council of Magistrates (CSM) should become a dialogue partner for Parliament in the law-making process.
"CSM should become a genuine dialogue partner for Parliament," Iohannis told a CSM plenary meeting.
He also pointed out that the government's public policies must be elaborated following impact assessments.
Romania's President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday extended condolences to his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron after a tragic armed attack that occurred in Strasbourg on Tuesday, underlining that Romania is with France in the fight against those who attack the lives of innocent people.
Romania's ensuring the 6-month Presidency of the Council of the European Union is an ambitious task, full of challenges as it takes place in a particularly difficult period, marked by Brexit, the elections to the European Parliament and the completion of the EU's multi-annual budget (2021-2027), appreciated on Tuesday, Matthew Boyse, the new Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe
Romania's President Klaus Iohannis will attend the High-Level Forum Africa-Europe in Vienna on December 17 and 18.
Attending a Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) meeting in Brussels on Monday, Romania's Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu welcomed the opportunity to discuss the Western Balkans, given the upward trend in their relationships with the EU.