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Romania has taken over the EU Council presidency

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Staff Writer | January 2, 2019
Klaus Iohannis
Europe   On January 10, the official ceremony will take place in Bucharest

Romania has taken over the EU Council presidency from Austria on Tuesday, January 1, 2019.

On January 10, the official ceremony will take place in Bucharest, with the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European commissioners expected to attend the event.

EC President Jean-Claude Juncker voiced “doubt” in an interview to Welt am Sonntag in late December on Romania’s capacity to hold the rotating Presidency of the EU Council, arguing that, although “it is well prepared from the technical point of view”, Bucharest has not “fully” understood what this term involves.

However, the European People’s Party (EPP) Chairman Joseph Daul has wrote on Twitter that President Klaus Iohannis is a restless fighter for the rule of law and against corruption and will have the ability to excellently lead the rotating EU presidency.


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