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The second day of Minister Delegate for European Affairs, George Ciamba’s participation in the fourth edition of the Delphi Economic Forum

Type: 
Press release
Date: 
03/02/19

In the margins of the Delphi Economic Forum, Minister Delegate for European Affairs, George Ciamba, attended a working meeting with George Katrougalos, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic, Nikola Dimitrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of North Macedonia, and Terens Quick, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece. The four officials reviewed the most recent developments in the file concerning the European course of the Western Balkans countries, which is a priority of the Romanian presidency of the EU Council. George Ciamba reiterated the importance of maintaining the enlargement policy as a priority on the agenda of the European Union and gave assurances that the Romanian Presidency will actively contribute to advancing this file. The minister delegate discussed the importance of establishing a cooperation format among Romania, North Macedonia and Greece, that could contribute to promoting the ambitious agenda for the Western Balkans. The Romanian official restated Romania’s support in continuing reform processes.

In the margins of the same event, the minister delegate for European affairs met with Dimitris Avramopoulos, European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship. Minister Ciamba reminded that Romania obtained the agreement of member states to start negotiations with the European Parliament on a legislative proposal for extending the mandate of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, (Frontex), as well as the agreement on a regulation aimed at improving the operation of the European network of immigration liaison officers.

George Ciamba also met with Giorgos Koumoutsakos, member of the Parliament of the Hellenic Republic. The two officials discussed the current European challenges, as well as the results of the first two months of the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council.