Romania against any proposal leading to multi-speed Europe: president

Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-13 21:13:19|Editor: liuxin
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BUCHAREST, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Friday told visiting President of the European Council Donald Tusk that Romania is against any proposal that leads to a multi-speed Europe.

"During the talks, President Klaus Iohannis strongly reiterated Romania's position of not accepting proposals that lead to a two-, or multi-speed or a Europe of concentric circles," said the presidential administration in a press statement, stressing that "such options would only deepen divisions among the member states."

Iohannis added that the principle of inclusiveness must play a key role in the process of strengthening the European Union.

"Moving forward in a formula of unity and cohesion, without fragmentation among member states, must be the main objective at European level," the president was quoted as saying, adding that this will define the action of Romania when holding the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first half of 2019.

Tusk is in a process of consultation with the members of the European Council in order to prepare a roadmap for the steps to be taken in the EU consolidation process, to be discussed at future meetings.

From Bucharest, Tusk will leave for Bratislava, where he will attend the meeting of the Visegrad Group.