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PM Grindeanu in Brussels: I reaffirmed Romania's commitment to European project

Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu declared on Friday that during meetings with high officials in Brussels he reaffirmed "Romania's commitment" "to the joint European project".

"The discussions were as open as possible, discussions in which we presented the up-to-date situation in the country (...) We explained what we want to do in each domain, (...) in justice, economy and we also wanted to reaffirm the Romanian Government's commitment to the joint European project," Grindeanu stated in a press conference in Brussels.

Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu was on Thursday and Friday on a visit to Brussels, on which occasion he met with Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, First Deputy-President of the European Commission, Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, and Jyrki Katainen, Deputy President of the European Commission responsible for workforce employment, economic growth, investment and competitiveness.

"Today, I had an extremely important discussion with Deputy President Katainen, extremely focused, on the economic side, on attracting European funds, on all that has to be improved, so that everything we have set ourselves as target, namely the drawing, this year, of 5.2 billion euro, we can carry out," Grindeanu stated.

The Head of the Executive has made reference to the fact that the 2017 budget was promulgated by President Klaus Iohannis.

Finally, we have a budget, which means, given the targets we have set, an economic growth of 5.2 pct (...) Although late, almost end-February, it is a good thing to be back to normalcy (.. .) Through the budget already promulgated yesterday by Mr. President, we have established a 2.95 pct deficit (...) . It's an ambitious budget (...) If we only look from a certain angle or starting from a certain aspect, our ambition (...) comes from the European funds. It is ambitious to draw more than zero, as it was drawn last year," Grindeanu specified.

Source: Romanian National News Agency AGERPRES

 

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