Romania plays a special role on the issue of the European budget

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The Romanian president Klaus Iohannis (left) and the president of the European Council Charles Michel before the first summit on the EU budget (photo: YouTube)

Bucharest prepares a compromise proposal together with two other countries from the group of „The Cohesion’s Friends”

Vladimir Mitev

This article was published on 9 March 2020 on the site of the Bulgarian newspaper “Word”.

Romania is going to play a more important role in the forthcoming negotiations on the European budget. The explanation probably is that it is geographically in the Eastern part of the EU, which makes it close to the countries from the Visegrad Group, it has cultural affinity with the countries in Southern Europe, excellent economic and political relations with Germany and France, and is home to major investments from the net donors of the EU such as Austria, Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark. The impeccable Romanian eu presidency could be added to these excellent cultural and economic relations, say Romanian experts who believe that the eu presidency has strengthened the image of the country as an honest broker.

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