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President Traian Basescu, at separate working dinner of heads of state, government of EU states


President Traian Basescu on Tuesday will be attending the separate working dinner of the heads of state or government of the EU member states, in the format of the European Council, in Brussels, informs the Presidential Administration. Also in Brussels, Traian Basescu will attend the European People's Party Summit.


Situation in Ukraine, 2014-2019 legislative planning and EP election results, discussed in Brussels


President Traian Basescu has announced on Tuesday that the agenda of the informal meeting of the European Council in Brussels will include an analysis on the situation in Ukraine, as well as discussions upon the 2014-2019 legislative planning and the result of the European Parliament elections.

'I will participate in an informal European Council that has three topics on the agenda: an analysis of the situation in Ukraine following the presidential elections, the 2014-2019 legislative planning and here I can say that our point of view is that legislation must focus primarily on increasing jobs, encouraging investments and economic growth, and the third point on the agenda - an analysis of the results of the European Parliament elections. (...) The results of the elections show that the EPP has won the elections without having an absolute majority. (...) It is predictable that in the process of shaping the new institutions this will way heavily in designating the European Commission President', said Basescu.


Basescu: PMP score not thrilling


President Traian Basescu has stated on Tuesday that the result garnered by the People's Movement Party (PMP) in the European Parliament elections was not a 'thrilling' one, but good for a party that registered in January. 'It wasn't a thrilling result, but it was a good result for a party that registered on January 29, 2014', said Basescu at the Henri Coanda Airport prior to his departure for Brussels.

On the other hand, when asked for a point of view regarding the National Liberal Party's (PNL) move towards the European People's Party (EPP), the head of state avoided commenting on the subject.
'It is a PNL problem, I wouldn't like to comment upon it', said Basescu, mentioning that together with the six seats gained by the PNL, the EPP would stand at 220 seats in the European Parliament while the ALDE would be left with 58.