Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

By 01/01/2019April 25th, 2020No Comments

Romania takes over the rotating presidency of the Council on 1 January, for the first time since joining the EU in 2007. Romanian MEPs told us what they are expecting.

For its six-month term, Romania has set out the following priorities:

  • .stimulate EU growth
  • .improve conditions for competiveness
  • .strengthen internal security
  • .promote European common values of democracy, freedom and respect for human dignity in the EU and beyond its borders
  • .focus on combating racism, xenophobia, antisemitism, intolerance and populism

During the Romanian Council presidency, the EU will also have to address: