Romania's mandate in leading next chairmanship of the EU Council begun

Romania's mandate in leading next chairmanship of the EU Council begun
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 The most important issues during Romania's presidency, which assumes for the first time and will last until June 30, are expected to be Britain's departure from the European Union (Brexit), Western Balkans integration into the EU and elections to the European Parliament (EP).

During this period is expected for Romania to be focused on migration, budget process, agricultural policy reform as well as defense and security policy.

Viorica Dăncilă, the prime minister of the country, said that her country during the presidency she took on the topic of "Commitment as the common value of Europe" will work "for an interconnected and secure Europe that possesses common values ​​and global power."

Two issues of major importance to the EU, Brexit and the EP elections will be held during Romania's presidency.

According to Article 50 of the Lisbon Agreement, which regulates the process of partitioning the EU, on March 29, 2019 the Britain will leave the unification.

On the other hand, about 400 million voters will vote in EP elections between May 23 and 26.  

Romania is also expected to host two summits in Sibiu on March 30 and May 9.

Given the close bilateral relations between Turkey and Romania, Turkey-EU relations are expected to revive during Romania's presidency.

The Presidency of the EU Council is taken over by member states every 6 months. In the second half of 2019, Finland will head the lead.
Romania's mandate in leading next chairmanship of the EU Council begun Romania's mandate in leading next chairmanship of the EU Council begun Tuesday, January 01, 2019 Rating: 5
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