29.01.2019 | Future of Europe;Citizenship;Subsidiarity and proportionality;Climate change policy;Sustainable development;Cohesion policy reform;
Under the motto "Cohesion, a common European value", Romania will lead the EU Presidency during a decisive year for the future of our Union. It will be held during discussions on the next EU budget, a year when the next European Parliament is expected to be elected by citizens from 27, not 28, member states. Romania has rightly placed cohesion, competiveness, growth and common values at the heart of its Presidency. We need to rebuild the EU around these priorities, bringing it closer to its citizens. This can only be achieved together, with and from our cities, regions, towns and villages.