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Priorities of the Romania’s Presidency

EU institutions and policy making

CEPS Conference room
Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels

Free participation in our meetings is a benefit of CEPS membership. Non-members may be admitted for Euro 50, paid in cash at registration. Representatives from the European institutions (Commission – Parliament – Council – EEAS – Committee of the Regions - CESE) & members of the press benefit from free entrance, too. A sandwich lunch will be served from 12.30 onwards.

Lunch Time Meeting

Priorities of the Romania’s Presidency

to the Council of the European Union


From January to June next year, Romania will take over the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union. So far, Romania’s forthcoming presidency has been viewed with much scepticism by critics, even fuelling rumours of a swap with Finland.

But Romania’s Presidency certainly will take place next January, and the country is determined to get the work done while showcasing its leadership in the Union.

It has the firm support of Justice Commissioner V?ra Jourová, who made it clear that she is relying on the Romanian Presidency “to finalise a lot of things on the EU agenda”.

Furthermore, Romania is well-prepared: the process of defining and structuring the topics of interest started in September 2017, by means of three rounds of extensive consultation among key public authorities, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the European Committee of the Regions. The endeavour continues over the first part of 2018, through the “EU-RO 2019” Forum for public consultation, communication and debates for preparing and exercising Romania’s Presidency.

CEPS is proud to have Romania’s Ambassador to the EU, Lumini?a Teodora Odobescu, speak about the top priorities of Romania’s presidency. It will be an opportunity for CEPS’ audience to get to know the key areas of the upcoming Presidency agenda.

Registration and sandwich lunch from 12.30 – Meeting from 13.15

Karel Lannoo Karel Lannoo
Karel Lannoo

Chief Executive Officer

Speakers list
H.E. Mrs. Luminiţa Teodora Odobescu

Permanent Representative of Romania to the EU