[ Diretor: Mário Frota [ Coordenador Editorial: José Carlos Fernandes Pereira [ Fundado em 30-11-1999 [ Edição III [ Ano XII

segunda-feira, 11 de dezembro de 2017

Romania to hold first ‘democratic convention’ on future EU

Victor Negrescu on 7 December in Bucharest.
[Georgi Gotev]
In a speech in Athens, French President Emmanuel Macron sketched a plan to “rebuild” the European Union through wider democracy, including ‘democratic conventions’.
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In Athens, Macron outlines 'roadmap' for European democratic revival

French President Emmanuel Macron sketched a plan to “rebuild” the European Union through wider democracy and public accountability at the start of a two-day visit to Greece on Thursday (7 September).
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Online consultation across Europe, then local debates: democratic assemblies for EU reform should be held from May to October 2018, ahead of the 2019 European elections.
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France to launch bottom-up consultation for European reform

Online consultation, then local debates: democratic assemblies for EU reform should be held from May to October 2018, ahead of the 2019 European elections. EURACTIV France reports.
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But Romania could become the first country to organise such debates. Victor Negrescu, the Romanian Minister Delegate for European Affairs, said Romania will organise such a debate next month (January). If so, this could be the first such debate to be held.

He informed of the preparation of the Romanian Presidency which will begin on 1 January 2019, its main priorities, and the broader EU agenda of his country. In particular, he said that Romania will organise a debate next month (January) in the spirit of the EU-wide ‘democratic conventions’ proposed by the French President Emmanuel Macron in his Sorbonne speech.
This could be the first such debate to be held.

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