European Council, Romania: President Iohannis met Donald Tusk to discuss multi-speed Europe proposal

President Klaus Iohannis welcomed President of the European Council Donald Tusk at Cotroceni Palace on Friday, saying that Romania does not accept proposals that lead to a multi-speed Europe.

According to a press statement from the Presidential Administration, Tusk is in a process of consultation with the members of the European Council in order to prepare a roadmap for the steps to be taken in the EU consolidation process, to be discussed at future meetings.

“During the talks, President Klaus Iohannis strongly reiterated Romania’s position of not accepting proposals that lead to a two-, or multi-speed or a Europe of concentric circles. Such options would only deepen divisions among the member states,” reads the presidential statement.

Iohannis added that the principle of inclusiveness must play a key role in the process of strengthening the European Union.

“Moving forward in a formula of unity and cohesion, without fragmentation among member states, must be the main objective at European level.”

Iohannis also urged to a united, strong, cohesive and coherent Europe, closer to its citizens, and heavily profiled in the world.

 

 

 

Source: Romanian presidential statement.

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