The Diplomatic Informer Magazine’s interview with His Excellency, Ambassador Markus Boranescu of Romania to South Africa, in celebration of the Romanian Presidency to the Council of the European Union at Daniel Ciobanu event on 15 April 2019.
Romania took over the Rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union, from January until June 2019, for the first time since its EU accession.
What is the role of Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union during this six month mandate?
His Excellency Ambassador Markus Boranescu had this to say, “The role of the Rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union requires an impartial and professional handling of all the items under the current European agenda during this six-month mandate”.
The most important topics include: defining the budget of the European Union for 2021-2027; the functioning of the internal market; strengthening the EU social dimension; EU’s internal security agenda and the fight against terrorism.