Accompanied by criticism from Brussels and domestic political dispute, Romania has taken over the presidency of the EU. In 2007 joined the Carpathians will be according to the government, a “neutral mediator” in the efforts of the EU to plan for the future.

However, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker had recently doubted the Unity and the mediation will of the leadership in Bucharest. Before Romania Austria held the presidency of the Council.

In the presidency of the country in the direction of-looking fall at the end of events such as the Britain to leave the EU, the international community is expected to be on 29. March will leave. In may, the European Parliament will be elected. In addition, important negotiations on the budget from 2021 to 2027, as well as the Reform of the EU asylum policy.

Romania is after Bulgaria, the country that held the Council presidency in the first half of 2018, the second country at the head of the EU Council, the Commission is due to defects in the fight against corruption under special monitoring by the EU. The social-liberal government in Bucharest is therefore in the criticism. It is also at odds with President Klaus Iohannis, who is close to the bourgeois Opposition.

The presidency mean that the country is Meeting the EU heads of specialised Ministers, the political priorities and is trying to forge compromises, the currently 28 member countries. The Motto of the Romanian chairmanship is “Cohesion, a common European value”. However, the dispute between the government and the state tip, which could have an impact on the presidency of the Council prevails in the country.

Prime Minister, Viorica Dancila wants to represent their country at the EU summit on Sunday had declared. Officially, this role is the responsibility of a decision of the constitutional court from the year 2012, but the President of the Republic. The head of state, Iohannis prior to the close of the civil Opposition, and throws, as well as the EU, the social-liberal government, to the judiciary to corruption suspect politicians weaknesses.

“I am a man of Dialogue and consensus,” said Dancila on Tuesday released a video message. “I trust that we will be together (…) to unite our forces and to contribute constructively to a successful mandate in Romania.”

The permanent European Council President and summit-in-chief, Donald Tusk, said in the short message service Twitter, he wishes Romania, all the best for the presidency. “I am confident that you will deliver, and look forward to the cooperation,” he said in the direction of Bucharest. The 28 EU commissioners are on 10. January to the commencement of your official visit in Bucharest expected.


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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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