Vasile Puscas: EU must define stance for post-crisis period

The European Union must currently define the stance it will take in the future international system, for the period following the economic crisis, Minister for European Affairs Vasile Puscas said on Thursday, during the International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy, organised at the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin.

‘At the moment, the European Union has to outline its identity as a global player, mainly based on the contemporary European values, as well as an openness and a commitment to restructuring the international system to lead to new global strategic partnerships,’ Puscas said during the conference according to a release issued by the Department for European Affairs (DAE).

The Romanian official has referred to the European interest, that has to be taken into account, both at a local and the national level and, and which requires a coherent European outlook to support a system of functional institutions, with joint actions by the member states, the civil societies, the NGOs and the political and the economic players.

The European Union is well known worldwide for promoting modern ruling concepts. And it is exactly for this reason that we have to continue revamping the ruling successfully, at home, here in Europe and offer the pattern of the change at the global level.

We the Europeans must be aware of the fact that the standards of the European governing are essential to give a new shape to the global ruling and succeed to make the international system work, Puscas stressed.

The Berlin-based Institute for Cultural Diplomacy staged the International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Attending are outstanding personalities of the world diplomacy such as Portugal’s ex-President and currently High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations in the European Parliament Jorge Sampaio, Latvia’s ex President Vaira Vike¬Freiberga, Ukraine’s ex-Foreign Minister Borys Tarasyuk, Germany’s ex-Ambassador to the United Nations and the President of the European University of Viadrina, in Frankfurt (Oder) Gunter Pleuger, and the head of the Corporate Communications NATO, Gerlinde Niehus.

Also delivering speeches are well known international academics such as Professor Joseph S.Nye Jr. of Harvard University, Professor Cynthia Schneider of Georgetown University, Professor John Holden of London University, Professor Christian Armbruster of Free University Berlin.

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