Conclusion that Romanian PM wants a European Council on accession to Schengen is incorrect


The conclusion according to which Prime Minister Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu wishes a meeting of the European Council where to discuss Romania’s accession to the Schengen Space is incorrect, the Romanian Government Press Office informs in a press release.

Prime Minister Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu stressed, on Wednesday, during a meeting with the foreign press accredited to Bucharest, that the discussion about Romania’s accession to Schengen should be carried out in a wider political context, of the rise of parties that promote anti-European policies – the Government pointed out in its clarifying statement.

„I think it’s appropriate to have an extraordinary European Council, in which to talk very frankly what is happening, how could we react to support pro-European policies, so that such cases which erode the European policy do not keep captive the integration policies. / … / I think it is time to openly discuss how the political Europe reacts to increased electoral influence of the extreme right. It does not deem to me as indecent to recognize the problem, to expose it and to seek solutions at the level of the Member States „, Premier Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu stated, according to the release issued by the Executive’s Press Office.

France Presse Agency reported that the Romanian Prime Minister Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu pleaded on Wednesday, in a meeting with foreign media in Bucharest, for the organization of a European Council devoted to the ascension of the extreme right and anti-European parties, in the same context estimating that the Netherlands’ veto against Romania and Bulgaria’s accession to the Schengen Space „erodes the European idea”.

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