On an official visit to Cotroceni Palace in Bucharest, the President of the European Commission gave an official statement in support of Romania’s Schengen accession. During the meeting, Romania also signed an important agreement on Green energy.
On December 17th, President Klaus Iohannis and Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca welcomed Ursula von der Leyen for an official meeting regarding an energy agreement between Azerbaijan, Hungary, Georgia, and Romania.
This strategic partnership on green energy transportation aims to strengthen national and regional security and connectivity in the Black Sea, diversify supply sources, and increase the potential for renewable energy production.
The President of the European Commission participated in a press conference and assured Romania of her support for the country’s Schengen accession.
“The European Union will support Romania’s Schengen accession. We will continue working together with Romania and the other member states to find a solution as soon as possible, early next year. You can count on the Commission and on me,” declared Ursula von der Leyen.
On a side note, she added that the European Union has decided to turn its back on Russian fossil fuel and find clean, renewable alternatives.