Romania: the Informal meeting of EU27 heads of state or government in Sibiu

EU Sibiu Summit 2019, Romania: EU leaders adopted the Sibiu Declaration, sending a message of unity and confidence in their joint actions. May 9, 2019, Romania: the Informal meeting of EU27 heads of state or government in Sibiu.

EU Sibiu Summit 2019, Romania; source of the photographic collage: European Commission

 

EU leaders send a message of unity and confidence in their future joint actions

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker participated today in the Informal meeting of EU27 heads of state or government in Sibiu, Romania, where leaders celebrated Europe Day focusing on strategic plans for the Union in the coming years.

At the press conference President Juncker said that today EU leaders demonstrated solid unity underlining that “we have achieved a lot together: we agreed on 348 proposals, 90% of them through unanimity; unemployment and deficits are down compared to 2014 and growth is up. Unity matters and this is our way to the future.”

EU leaders adopted the Sibiu Declaration, sending a message of unity and confidence in their joint actions.

They reaffirmed their belief that “united, we are stronger in this increasingly unsettled and challenging world. We recognise our responsibility as leaders to make our Union stronger and our future brighter, while recognising the European perspective of other European States”.

EU leaders underlined that “the Union of today is stronger than that of yesterday and we want to continue to build its strength for tomorrow. This is our commitment for the future generations. This is the spirit of Sibiu and of a new Union at 27 ready to embrace its future as one”.

They unanimously agreed on the following 10 commitments:

  • We will defend one Europe – from East to West, from North to South. Thirty years ago millions of people fought for their freedom and for unity and brought down the Iron Curtain, which had divided Europe for decades. There is no place for divisions that work against our collective interest.
  • We will stay united, through thick and thin. We will show each other solidarity in times of need and we will always stand together. We can and we will speak with one voice.
  • We will always look for joint solutions, listening to each other in a spirit of understanding and respect.
  • We will continue to protect our way of life, democracy and the rule of law. The unalienable rights and the fundamental freedoms of all Europeans were hard fought and will never be taken for granted. We will uphold our shared values and principles enshrined in the Treaties.
  • We will deliver where it matters most. Europe will continue to be big on big matters. We will continue to listen to the concerns and hopes of all Europeans, bringing the Union closer to our citizens, and we will act accordingly, with ambition and determination.
  • We will always uphold the principle of fairness, whether it be in the labour market, in welfare, in the economy or in the digital transformation. We will further reduce disparities between us and we will always help the most vulnerable in Europe, putting people before politics.
  • We will give ourselves the means to match our ambitions. We will provide the Union with the means necessary to attain its objectives and carry through its policies.
  • We will safeguard the future for the next generations of Europeans. We will invest in young people and build a Union fit for the future, able to cope with the most pressing challenges of the 21st century.
  • We will protect our citizens and keep them safe by investing in our soft and hard power and by working with our international partners.
  • Europe will be a responsible global leader. The challenges we face today affect us all. We will continue working with our partners in the world to uphold and develop the rules-based international order, to make the most of new trading opportunities and to jointly tackle global issues such as preserving our environment and fighting climate change.

 

Sibiu, Romania, May 9, 2019, European Commission – Press release, News,  source: https://ec.europa.eu/commission/news/president-juncker-eu27-leaders-sibiu-summit-2019-may-09_ro

 

 

Republished by Intell News Romania in English, May 13,  2019

 

Panoramic view of Sibiu’s historic city center. Source: Wikipedia

 

Note: the same subject,  in English ” May 9 in ROMANIA: Informal Summit of Heads of State or Government of the European Union at Sibiu”.  Intell News Romania, 8 mai 2019.

https://english.intellnews.ro/may-9-in-romania-informal-summit-of-heads-of-state-or-government-of-the-european-union-at-sibiu/

 

Take a look also at the article in Romanian about Sibiu Declaration: “ 9 mai 2019: Declarația de la Sibiu la Summitul informal al șefilor de stat sau de guvern din Uniunea Europeană”

https://www.intellnews.ro/9-mai-2019-declaratia-de-la-sibiu-la-summitul-informal-al-sefilor-de-stat-sau-de-guvern-din-uniunea-europeana/

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My name is GHEORGHIU CLAUDIU VICTOR and I was born in October 1967 in Bucharest. In 1998 I took the master degree at University from Bucharest , the Faculty of History- universal old history section- with theme (CONSTANTIN the GREAT and CHRISTIANITY) at professor LIGIA BARZU. In 1991 I graduated Art School , PAINTING section with TITU DRAGUTESCU. I painted sacred pictures from 1990. I paint in technique tempera or tempera with egg on wood. During the period 1992-1994 I was managership at COLEUS modern art gallery . I am titular member of the Association Branch of Religious Plastic Arts and Restoration : AFAPRR of UAP from Romania: Romanian Fine Arts Union from April 17, 2019, admitted by contest, as well as I was trainee member during the period 2016-2019, admitted by contest. I was member in Plastic Background(FP) belong Romanian Fine Arts Union (UAP) from 7th of December 2000, admitted by contest. From 25th of May 2015 I was elected Media advisor of the Steering Committee of the Association Branch of Religious Plastic Arts and Restoration : AFAPRR of UAP from Romania: Romanian Fine Arts Union. From 2014 I am member VISARTA(from March 31, 2017, I was elected in the Steering Committee of Visarta, during the period 2017-2022), the Romanian Visual Arts Copyright Collecting Society. I have 4th Personal Exhibitions with sacred art organized by UAP from Romania- Romanian Fine Arts Union in Bucharest (2001,2003,2004 at ArTei Gallery, 2007 at Galateea Gallery) and another at Silva Gallery in Busteni(2007-2008). I have also 2 Personal Exhibitions in Italy : I was Honor Guest, representing Romania, with sacred art, June 2003 at Pisa and in October 2006 ”The ICONS, sacred pictures in contemporary world” at Viadana(Mantua). I won some prizes in Italy and I participated, admitted by contest, at some art fairs and international exhibitions around the world, representing Romania: most of them in Italy, but also in France, Greece, Japan, Peru, South Korea, Switzerland. From May 2015 to January 2016 I was Contributing Editor at CULTURE (Fine Arts, Exhibitions, History, Religion) at the newspaper Jurnalul Bucurestiului. From 17th of January 2016 I was advanced Senior Editor at the same newspaper . From 1st of November 2015 to 31st of December 2016 I was Contributing Editor and Thematic Advisor at News Agency Lacasuri Ortodoxe and Press service LO News. From 1st of January 2016 I am Senior Editor at CULTURE at the Intell News: Global news, press and event analysis. From May 3, 2019, I am also publisher commentator at the newspaper Ultima Oră.