Shortly before the Takeover of the EU presidency by Romania for the start of the year, the EU has expressed Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in doubt as to the leader of the government in Bucharest.

The Land was “technically well prepared” on the six-month presidency, said Juncker of the “world on Sunday”. “I believe, however, that the government has understood, in Bucharest, in the full extent of what it means to preside over the EU countries. For a prudent Act, it also needs to be a willingness to listen to others and to the firm will, their own concerns aside. Since I have some doubts,” said the Commission chief.

in Addition, the internal state is currently so that the country could not occur as a “compact unit” in Europe. “The home needs a United Front to promote during the presidency of the Council of the unity of Europe,” explained Juncker.

Romania assumes on 1. January of Austria until the end of June, the presidency of the EU-countries. In November, the EU had certified Commission Bucharest, significant deficits in the rule of law and the fight against corruption. The reform process in Romania is Stalled, it had been steps made, it said in the report.

Juncker, called for a exclusion of the Hungarian Fidesz party of the conservative party family, the EPP: “I have applied for in the European people’s party, the Hungarian Fidesz party of (former Prime Minister) Viktor Orban ruled out. I think the Christian-democratic values on which the EPP is based, are not longer compatible with the policy of Fidesz.” His application had been rejected, said Juncker.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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