Jean-Claude Juncker to come to Bucharest on May 11 for a public debate on the future of the European Union
Head of the European Commission Representation in Bucharest Angela Cristea said Tuesday that President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker will be in Bucharest on May 11 for a public debate on the future of the European Union.
"I have seen many stands not just in Romania, but in other member states as well that [the debate on the future of the EU] is just a stunt, because what is being desired is already known. You can rest assured that this is not so, and I will give you two arguments, using two dates and one venue. The first date is April 20, the venue is the National Arts Museum in Bucharest, a public debate with Vice-President of the European Commission Timmermans, where everyone is invited to attend subject to capacity. (...) There are 400 places; the announcement is already made and before I came here 380 places had already been taken. The second date is May 11, the same venue, the same hall of 400 places, for a public debate with President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, to which you are kindly invited; I have not made the announcement yet. I will make public the invitation to the citizens for the second debate as well after the debate with Mr Timmermans," said Cristea.
Cristea made the announcement at the main offices of the Group for Social Dialogue (GDS) during a debate titled "Romania's presidency of the Council of the European Union. How prepared are we?," organised by MEP Siegfried Muresan and Revista 22 magazine.