President Iohannis: After certain disruptions, preparations for taking over EU Council presidency, in advanced stage

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".

ForMin Melescanu meets representatives of Bulgaria's, Serbia's Foreign Affairs Committees; Minister emphasises regional cooperation

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.

Iohannis: CSM should become Parliament's genuine dialogue partner in law-making process

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.

President Iohannis extends condolences to French counterpart following Strasbourg attack

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.

Ensuring Presidency of EU Council, ambitious mission for Romania, Matthew Boyse appreciates

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

ForMin Melescanu welcomes Western Balkans dialogue at Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Brussels

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.